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Application for Community Liquor Permit


A Community Liquor Permit may be granted to cover:

  • a one-off event such as trivia night, presentation, school fete
  • a booth at a sporting match
  • raffle, auction or sell a commemorative bottle of wine.

You may not need to apply!

Some events are exempt from requiring a Community Liquor Permit. To find out if you qualify for an exemption, click on the relevant link below:

The following limitations will apply when considering an application for a Community Liquor Permit:

  • the application must be lodged at least 21 days prior to the (first) date of your event
  • the applicant must be applying on behalf of a non-proprietary club, organisation or association (i.e. not-for-profit organisation)
  • a person or commercial operation cannot obtain a permit to make money for themselves
  • person responsible for permit must be least 18 years old
  • the event must be held in Queensland

Important information

  • If multiple dates are being applied for, the prescribed fee must be paid for each date.
  • Prior to completing this application, please read the Community Liquor Permit FAQ.
  • If you are applying to supply liquor between 12 midnight and 10 am, you are required to obtain Police endorsement prior to lodging this application. Visit to find contact details of your local police station.
  • If the event is to be held in a public place, such as a park, or venue controlled by your local council, you are required to obtain council's endorsement prior to lodging this application. Visit the Local government directory website for the contact details of your local council.
  • High risk events
    You will be required to complete an Event Management Plan (PDF 1.8mb) and provide it to an OLGR or Queensland Police Officer upon request prior to, during or after the event has taken place if any of the following criteria apply to your event:
    • estimated attendance throughout any particular day exceeds 2000 persons;
    • estimated patrons consuming liquor throughout any particular day exceeds 1000 persons;
    • the application includes a request to supply liquor between 12 midnight and 10am;
    • the application includes a request for liquor consumption area(s) totalling more than 400 square metres.

Privacy statement - please read

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is collecting the information on this form to assess your application for a Community Liquor Permit. This information is authorised by section 43 of the Liquor Act 1992. This information will only be accessed by authorised employees within the department. A copy of your application may be given to the Queensland Police Service and the relevant local council. Your information will not be disclosed to any other parties unless authorised or required by law.


False or misleading statements will attract a maximum penalty of 100 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment and may lead to immediate cancellation of permit.

Copyright protects this document. The State of Queensland has no objection to this material being reproduced, made available online or electronically, but only if it is recognised as the owner of copyright and this material remains unchanged.

Please choose from one of the options below:

  • Create a new application
  • Retrieve a saved application
  • Create a new application using a previously submitted application as a template
I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the Terms of Application (above).

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