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New ‘Responsible Service’ Videos from OLGR

In case you haven’t noticed, OLGR has published two new Training Videos. These are heaps better than the old videos we have been stuck with since 1999, and very good for training new entrants to the Industry.  They will appear a

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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Act 1992, from 1 September 2016, any approval you had to sell, supply or allow liquor to be consumed in a car park is no longer valid.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

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Do it online – Client Portal Reminder

To pay your Licence fee, to apply for a one-off Permit, or a temporary change in Trading Hours, or for a temporary change in Licensed Area – head to the OLGR CLIENT PORTAL. To use the Client Portal, you must

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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

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New OLGR Penalty Rate applies from 1st July

As predicted, the new OLGR Penalty Unit has been raised to $121.90. Most of the fines for breaches have remained the same in P/U terms – e.g. if a Minor is found to be consuming liquor on licensed premises, the Licensee

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Beware of ‘Guideline 60’

It appears that OLGR is ramping up its interest in risk management for venues on the Coast. Guideline 60 is about ensuring that plans are in place to manage the possibility of ‘rapid & excessive consumption’ within your venue. It

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Ongoing RSA Training

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) launched an investigation after the Queensland Police Service (QPS) were called to the premises on 12 January 2015, following a complaint that people were heavily intoxicated outside the venue. The subsequent investigation found the

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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

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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

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Festive Season Rules

OLGR has kindly supplied us with a rundown on the terms and conditions of trading throughout the festive season: Christmas Eve On Christmas Eve, the sale and supply of alcohol must finish at 12 midnight regardless of whether you have

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ID SCANNERS – IMPLEMENTATION POSTPONED

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

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