Annual returns for liquor and wine licensees

Some licensees are required to lodge an annual return to report to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) on:

  • any liquor produced, purchased and sold
  • any wine produced, purchased, sold and blended.

This is a requirement under the Liquor Act 1992 and the Wine Industry Act 1994.

Your annual return is usually due on 21 July. In 2022, we extended the deadline to 7 October 2022. We encourage you to lodge your annual return on time and provide all the required details. There are penalties for failing to do this and you can be fined up to $3592.50.

Lodge an annual return

Who needs to lodge the annual return

Only the following licensees need to lodge an annual return:

  • wine producers
  • wine merchants
  • producer/wholesalers
  • artisan producers.

All other licensees and permittees are exempt.

How to lodge your annual return

You must lodge your annual return online through the Liquor, Gaming and Fair Trading portal and select the 'Liquor or Gaming Annual Return' tile (don't select 'Login').

Make sure you have your licence number ready. If you don't know your licence number, you can search for it online or through the OLGR client portal.

You don't need to complete the whole form at once—you can save and return to it later. But don't leave the form open for long periods—at 72 hours it will time out and you’ll need to start again. We'll ask for your email address, so we can send you a link to your partially completed form.

Details to report in your annual return

Wine producers and merchants

You will need to provide details of:

  • the type of blended wine you made (e.g. table wine, fortified wine, cider, mead, brandy, fermented products)
  • the type, amount and cost of any wine you bought to use in blending
  • the type, quantity and source of fruit used, including details of fruit you grew yourself
  • the bottling date
  • whether you exported any wine
  • any Queensland, interstate or licence exemption sales
  • the names and addresses of your suppliers.

Artisan producers

You will need to provide details of all liquor produced, purchased and sold under the authority of the licence, including:

  • the quantity of liquor (in litres) produced at the licensed premises
  • the value of the total sales of liquor produced at the licensed premises, or elsewhere
  • if the licensee is a corporation—your shareholders and general meeting voting details
  • the quantity of liquor produced by each entity that contributes 20% or more of the shares/votes at general meetings
  • details of each promotional event where alcohol was sold including
    • the name and date of the event
    • a copy of the organiser's consent for sales to occur
    • the total value of takeaway sales at the event
    • the total value of liquor sold as samples for consumption at the event.

Producers/wholesalers

You will need to provide details of all liquor produced, purchased and sold under the authority of the licence, including:

  • the value of the total sales of liquor produced at the licensed premises, or elsewhere
  • the value of all liquor purchased
  • if the licensee sold liquor at a promotional event
    • the name and date of the event
    • a copy of the organiser's consent for sales to occur
    • the total value of takeaway sales at the event
    • the total value of liquor sold as samples for consumption at the event.

Supporting documents

Some licensees will need to upload supporting documents with their annual return (Note: PDF documents only; limit of 2MB per file).

  • Licensees who have sold alcohol at promotional events should complete and upload the promotional event template and provide documentary evidence of the event organiser's consent.

You'll be prompted to complete these documents as you work through the form.

What happens next

You'll receive a reference number to quote in any communication with us about your annual return. We'll also email you a copy of what you submitted for your records.

We may contact you for further information.

Allow 4–6 weeks for your return to be processed.

Contact us

If you have questions, or need to make changes after you've submitted your annual return, contact us by:

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Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

  • Licence and permit enquiries

1300 072 322
OLGRlicensing@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Gaming compliance enquiries

gamingcompliance@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Liquor compliance enquiries

liquorcompliance@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Media enquiries (07) 3738 8622

LGFTmedia@justice.qld.gov.au