New rules pertaining to sale of liquor in Car Parks

OLGR advises, that as a result of recent changes to the Liquor Act 1992, from 1 September 2016, any approval you had to sell, supply or allow liquor to be consumed in a car park is no longer valid. This

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Safe Night Precinct Operational Grant Funding Opens mid July 2016

The next round of safe night precinct operational grant funding will open mid July 2016. This is one of the four operational funding rounds available each financial year. For three of the rounds, operational grants of up to $50,000 are

Tagged with:

Ban on rapid intoxication drinks after 12 midnight

A statutory ban prohibits the sale or supply of rapid intoxication drinks between 12am midnight and 5am for venues authorised to trade past midnight. Under the Liquor Act, a rapid intoxication drink is one that is designed to be consumed

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Good news for Craft Brewers

The Tackling Alcohol-fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill will allow for the sale and sampling of craft beer at promotional events. On a date yet to be determined, small craft beer producers that hold a producer/wholesaler liquor licence in Qld (or

Tagged with: , , , ,

Future changes to liquor legislation

Safe Night Precinct Boards have until 1st February 2017 to be officially prescribed as a “3am safe night precinct”.  If a safe night precinct has NOT been prescribed as a 3am safe night precinct by 1st Feb 2017, then all

Tagged with: , , , ,

Changes to liquor legislation that will commence on 1st July

Changes to trading hours Safe Night Precincts From 1st July 2016, late-trading venues will be able to sell alcohol until 3am.  Venues in the safe night precinct can also remain open beyond 3am to serve food and non-alcoholic beverages, and

Tagged with: , , ,

Changes to liquor legislation that HAVE commenced

The Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Amendment Legislation Act 2016 came into effect on 4th March 2016, and resulted in several changes to the Liquor Act 1992. Whilst we “saw most of them coming” – such as the one which allows Community

Tagged with: ,

How to check ID

When checking ID for fraudulent, fake or defaced cards you and your staff should: examine ID in well-lit areas where alterations will be more obvious (have an initial checkpoint at the front door) ask patrons to remove ID from wallets

Tagged with: , ,

Maintaining a safe environment

Patron numbers often increase during the busy festive season. During this time you should be mindful of your obligations to provide a safe environment for patrons and staff, both within and around your venue. You should also ensure staff are

Tagged with: , , , , ,


The implementation of mandatory ID scanners for certain premises within safe night precincts has been postponed. This scheme was schedule to commence on 1 July 2015, as part of the Safe Night Out Strategy. It is yet to be determined

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Tips to refuse service

At some point all liquor licensees will be faced with a decision about refusing to serve alcohol to a patron. Whether this decision is based on legal or safety requirements, it is important to deliver a consistent message that all

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Changes to existing Licences will take effect from July 1st 2015

As you will no doubt be aware, several changes to the Liquor Act will come into effect from 1st July this year. For Restaurants/Cafe’s: Extended trading hours for restaurant and cafe licences will be limited to 1 am.                                                    Existing restaurant

Tagged with: , , , ,

Safe Night Precinct operational grants: May 2015 funding round

A reminder to all Safe Night Precinct boards –  the next funding round for operational grants will open on 1 May and close on 31 May. Operational grants are available to help local boards implement initiatives that minimise alcohol- and drug-related

Tagged with: ,

Safe Night Precinct Board members

Members of Safe Night Precinct local boards can include: licensees of premises within the SNP owners or operators of other businesses located within the SNP associations that represent the interests of businesses located within the SNP (e.g. Chamber of Commerce)

Tagged with: , ,

Latest news on ‘Safe Night’ Precincts

Fifteen Safe Night Precincts (SNPs) have been established and 11 of these have prescribed local boards. Officers from the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation’s (OLGR) Safe Night Precinct Unit have been out and about helping the management committees of

Tagged with: , , , , ,