On-the-spot fines

On-the-spot fines (also called penalty infringement notices, or PINs) can be issued under the Liquor Act 1992, Wine Industry Act 1994 and gaming Acts for various non-compliance offences.

Fines can be issued by:

  • Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) investigators and inspectors
  • officers of the Queensland Police Service, who are appointed investigators under the Liquor Act.

Legislation requires that fines are calculated by the amount of penalty units relating to each particular offence. The value of each penalty unit is $133.45 (current from 1 July 2019).

What to do if you receive an on-the-spot fine

If you receive an on-the-spot fine, within 28 days (from date of receipt) you must:

  • pay the fine in full
  • start an instalment plan (only available if your fine is $200 or more)
  • or
  • notify our office that you want to have the matter decided in a Magistrates Court.

Non-compliance reasons and amounts for on-the-spot fines

Liquor Act 1992

These fines are current from 1 July 2019.

Act section

Code

Short title for ticket

Amount

LA 46(4)

083

Contravene a Section 46 order (individual)

$1,334

LA 46(4)

090

Contravene a Section 46 order (corporation)

$2,669

LA 52A(4)

034

Fail to comply with RAMP notice

$266

LA 141(3)

113

Contravene order issued by Commissioner to  cease trading in liquor on the premises and to close the premises

$533

LA 142AK

147

Fail to comply with licence condition (Brisbane City Council area - crowd controllers)

$1,334

LA 142AK

148

Fail to comply with licence condition (Brisbane City Council area - CCTV)

$1,334

LA 142AK

149

Fail to comply with licence condition (Brisbane City Council area - registers)

$1,334

LA 142AK

152

Fail to comply with licence condition (Brisbane City Council area - drinking practices)

$1,334

LA 142ZZ
(1)

040

Engage in unacceptable practices/promotions

$1,334

LA 142ZZA
(1)

041

Fail to engage in RSA practices/promotions

$1,334

LA 142ZZB
(6)

043

Fail to engage in positive business practices

$1,334

LA 142ZZB
(7)

045

Engage in or allow an unacceptable practice

$1,334

LA 142ZZC
(1)

050

Advertise or allow advertising in contravention of s142ZZC(1)

$1,334

LA 142ZZC
(4)

052

Advertise or allow advertising of an unacceptable practice or promotion (142ZZ)

$1,334

LA 142ZZD
(4)

053

Fail to comply with s142ZZD compliance notice

$1,334

LA 142ZZE(1)

068

Licensee allow sale, supply or consumption of liquor in car park

$266

LA 143(1)

001

Fail to display particulars on premises

$266

LA 143A(1)

084

Fail to display adult entertainment signage on premises - when entertainment provided

$533

LA 143A(2)

085

Fail to display adult entertainment permit signage conspicuously

$533

LA 143B

069

Fail to keep exemption notice regarding rapid intoxication drinks on premises

$266

LA 144

010

Fail to obtain approval for premises name change

$266

LA 145

035

Fail to keep licence or permit on premises (licensee/permittee)

$266

LA 145A(2)

036

Fail to produce licence or permit on request

$266

LA 146(1)(a)

037

Supply liquor before/after hours

$1,334

LA 146(1)(b)

038

Supply liquor in unauthorised quantity

$1,334

LA 146(1)(c)

132

Supply liquor in an unauthorised way

$1,334

LA 146(1)(d)

133

Supply liquor for an unauthorised purpose

$1,334

LA 147(2)(a)

039

Allow consumption of liquor before/after hours

$1,334

LA 147(2)(b)

105

Allow liquor to be removed from premises before/after hours

$1,334

LA 148AA(2)

054

Fail to comply with CCTV requirements (s142AH)

$1,334

LA 148AB(1)

071

Allow sale of craft beer unsealed or for consumption at promotional event

$1,334

LA 148AB(2)

072

Charge/allow charge to be made for beer samples at promotional event

$1,334

LA 149A

086

Provide adult entertainment without permit

$2,669

LA 149B(1)(a)

087

Fail to supervise adult entertainment - licensee

$1,334

LA 149B(1)(b)

139

Fail to supervise adult entertainment - controller

$1,334

LA 151(1)

042

Provide/allow unlawful betting or gaming or devices on licensed premises

$2,669

LA 152A

154

Change principal activity without approval - licensee

$1,334

LA 153(1)

011

Let/sublet all of licensed premises without approval

$533

LA 153(2)

012

Let/sublet part of licensed premises

$533

LA 154(1)

013

Fail to notify of alterations to licensed premises

$266

LA 154(1)

014

Change licensed area without approval

$266

LA 154(6)

088

Licensee fail to keep premises clean and/or in good repair

$266

LA 155(3A)(a)

044

Licensee/manager fail to ensure minor not on premises

$1,334

LA 155(3A)(b)

140

Person in control fail to ensure minor not on premises

$1,334

LA 155(3A)(c)

134

Employee/agent allow minor to enter premises

$1,334

LA 155A

015

Sell liquor to a minor (not licensee, permittee or manager)

$1,334

LA 155A

080

Sell liquor to minor - Licensee/manager

$2,669

LA 155AA(2)

089

Licensee/approved manager/controller fail to ensure minor not in approved adult entertainment area

$2,669

LA 155AD(2)(a)(i) 106 Licensee corporation fail to have approved manager present or reasonably available during ordinary trading hours $667
LA 155AD(2)(a)(ii) 107 Licensee corporation fail to have approved manager present or reasonably available during extended trading hours of 7am to 10am $667

LA 155AD(2)(b)(i)

073

Licensee fail to have approved manager present during extended trading hours (special facility licence or extended hours permit 12am-5am)

$667

LA 155AD(2)(b)(ii)

074

Licensee fail to have approved manager present during extended trading hours (safe night precinct 12am-3am)

$667

LA 155AD(2)(b)(iii)

075

Licensee fail to have approved manager present during extended trading hours (otherwise 12am-2am)

$667
LA 155AD(3)(a)(i) 109 Licensee fail to have approved manager present or reasonably available during ordinary trading hours $667
LA 155AD(3) (a)(ii) 110 Licensee fail to have approved manager present or reasonably available during extended trading hours of 7am to 10am $667

LA 155AD(3)(b)(i)

076

Licensee or approved manager fail to be present during extended trading hours (special facility licence or extended hours permit 12am-5am)

$667

LA 155AD(3)(b)(ii)

078

Licensee or approved manager fail to be present during extended trading hours (safe night precinct 12am-3am)

$667

LA 155AD(3)(b)(iii)

079

Licensee or approved manager fail to be present during extended trading hours (otherwise 12am-2am)

$667

LA 155AE

112

Licensee/permittee fail to keep/produce copies of approved manager's/licensee's current training and course certificates

$1,334

LA 155AI(1)

099

Sell/supply rapid intoxication drinks during restricted period without exemption

$1,334

LA 156(1)

007

Sell/supply liquor to minor on licensed premises (not licensee/permittee/manager)

$1,334

LA 156(1)

081

Supply liquor to minor on licensed premises - licensee/permittee/manager

$2,669

LA 156(1)

135

Allow liquor to be supplied to a minor on licensed premises - Licensee/permittee/manager

$2,669

LA 156(1)

136

Allow liquor to be consumed by a minor on licensed premises - Licensee/permittee/manager

$2,669

LA 156(2)

016

Supply liquor to a minor in a public place

$1,067

LA 156(3)

046

Send minor to licensed premises to purchase liquor

$1,067

LA 156B(2)

158

Sell or supply undesirable liquor product (licensee/permittee/approved manager)

$1,334

LA 156B(2)

159

Sell or supply undesirable liquor product (not licensee/permittee/approved manager)

$400

LA 156C(5)

160

Sell or supply undesirable liquor product subject to interim order (licensee/permittee/approved manager)

$1,334

LA 156C(5)

161

Sell or supply undesirable liquor product subject to interim order (not licensee/permittee/approved manager)

$400

LA 157(1)

002

Non-exempt minor on licensed premises or permit

$400

LA 157(2)

003

Minor consume/possess liquor on licensed premises or permit

$400

LA 157(2)

031

Minor possess/consume liquor in a public place

$400

LA 158(1)

004

Minor falsely represent self as over 18

$400

LA 158(2)(a)

047

Make a false evidence of age document (minor)

$266

LA 158(2)(a)

048

Make a false evidence of age document (adult)

$533

LA 158(2)(b)(a)

100

A person must not give such a false document to another person (minor)

$266

LA 158(2)(b)(b)

122

A person must not give such a false document to another person (adult)

$533

LA 158(3)

017

Minor falsely represent self as over 18 to obtain a proof-of-age card

$400

LA 159(1)(a)

049

Give evidence of age document to other person

$667

LA 159(2)

051

Deface acceptable identification

$533

LA 161

006

Consume or remove liquor outside trading hours

$533

LA 162(1)(2)

018

Take liquor onto or away from subsidiary on-premises (not meals) licence.

$400

LA 162A(1)(2)

058

Take liquor onto or away from nightclub premises

$400

LA 162B(2)

123

Take liquor into event while commercial public event permit is in force

$266

LA 162B(3)

124

Take liquor from event while commercial public event permit is in force

$266

LA 162C(2)

125

Take liquor into event while community liquor permit is in force

$266

LA 162C(3)

059

Take liquor from event while community liquor permit is in force

$266

LA 165(2)

019

Fail to leave premises immediately when required by authorised person

$667

LA 165(4)

095

Resist eviction when required to leave premises

$667

LA 165A(2)

093

Enter or attempt to enter premises when refused entry

$667

LA 165A(4)

098

Resist authorised person preventing entry to premises

$667

LA 168A(1)

102

Publish an advertisement describing sexually explicit entertainment

$533

LA 168A(2)

103

Publish an advertisement for adult entertainment not in the approved form

$533

LA 168A(3)

104

Publish an advertisement for adult entertainment through radio, television, film or video recording

$533

LA 169

032

Sell liquor without a licence

$2,669

LA 171

033

Carry/expose liquor for sale without a licence

$2,669

LA 173B(1)

005

Consume liquor in a non-designated public place

$133

LA 173EB

118

Exclusion of person wearing or carrying prohibited items

$1,334

LA 173ED(1)

120

Prohibited person must immediately leave the premises when required by an authorised person

$2,669

LA 173ED(3)

121

Prohibited person must not resist removal from a premises by an authorised person

$2,669

LA 173EH(1)

162

Licensee allow patrons to enter without scanning persons ID

$133

LA 173EH(5)(a)

163

Licensee fail to use current list of banning orders in the event of system failure $133

LA173EH(5)(b)

164

Licensee fail to comply with requirements of regulation relating to system failure

$133

LA 173EH(5)(c)

165

Licensee fail to provide written notification to the Commissioner within 48 hours of a system failure

$133

LA 173EI(2)

166

Licensee keep or disclose personal information obtained while a regulated premises

$266

LA 173EJ(1)

167

Approved Operator fail to ensure system only records required personal information

$266

LA 173EJ(2)

168

Approved Operator must ensure personal details are not kept for more than 30 days

$266

LA 173EJA

169

Approved Operator fail to provide written notice within 48 hours in the event of system failure

$133

LA 173EJB(2)

170

Approved Operator fail to ensure licensee has immediate access to current list of banning orders for premises

$133

LA 173 EK(2)

171

Approved Operator fail to provide Commissioner with written notice of change in executive officers

$266

LA 173 EL(2)

172

Person operating system not approved operator or officer, employee or agent of approved operator

$266

LA 173EM(1)

173

Approved Operator must comply with privacy legislation for personal information recorded while scanning

$266

LA 173EM(2)

174

Approved Operator must not allow a system to remain linked if premises is no longer a regulated premises

$266

LA 173EM(3)

175

Approved Operator must not keep or disclose personal information obtained if they cease to be an approved operator

$266

LA173EOA(3)

176

Failure to comply with Commissioner's direction to alter, adjust, maintain or repair ID scanner

$266

LA 173NF(1)(a)

055

Licensee fail to be a member of local board (extended hours)

$1,334

LA 173NF(1)(b)

056

Licensee fail to be a member of local board (not extended hours)

$266

LA 173NG(3)

057

Exempt licensee fail to be a member of local board when required

$266

LA 182(2)(a)

067

Fail to state name, address or age

$400

LA 182(2)(b)

138

State false name, address or age

$400

LA 182(3)

101

Provide false evidence of name, address or age

$400

LA 183AA(3)

060

Failure to comply with requirement to produce documents to investigator

$667

LA 187(4)

070

Fail to comply with 187(2) abatement notice

$2,669

LA 217(1)

061

Licensee fail to make/maintain record of all liquor transactions

$1,334

LA 217(3)

062

Licensee fail to establish accounting records

$1,334

LA 217(4A)

063

Fail to keep records of craft beer sales/samples provided at promotional event

$1,334

LA 217(5)

064

Licensee fail to keep transaction/accounting records as required by s217(2) or s217(4) or s217(4B)

$1,334

LA 217(6)

065

Licensee fail to surrender records to transferee on transfer of licence

$266

LA 217(7)

066

Licensee in possession/control of records fail to make records available to investigator

$266

LA 218(3)

077

Fail to comply with section 218 requisition to provide records

$533

LA 226

023

Fail to comply with condition of licence or permit (not adult entertainment permit)

$667

LA 226

091

Fail to comply with condition of adult entertainment permit

$934

Reg 19

114

Fail to keep copy of licence at other premises

$266

Reg 27(1)

116

Subsidiary on-premises (meals) licensee fail to keep business records prescribed by Regulation

$266

Reg 27(2)

117

Licensee fail to keep yearly business records prescribed by Regulation

$266

Reg 34(1)

092

Publish an advertisement for adult entertainment in contravention of section 34 (Regulation)

$266

Wine Industry Act 1994

Act section

Code

Short title for ticket

Amount

WI 36(1)(a)

024

Provide wine to a minor or a person who is unduly intoxicated on licensed premises or wine permit (licensee or nominee)

$2,669

WI 36(1)(b)

025

Provide wine to a minor or a person who is unduly intoxicated on licensed premises or wine permit (not licensee or nominee)

$1,067

WI 37(1)

026

Minor drink, or be in possession of, wine on licensed premises or wine permit

$400

WI 38(1)

027

Minor falsely represent self as over 18

$400

WI 38(3)

028

Minor falsely represent self as over 18 to obtain proof-of-age card

$400

WI 44

029

Fail to have authorised person in control of premises

$1,334

WI 47

030

Fail to notify change of business name

$266

WI 51(1)

096

Fail to lodge annual return

$400

WI 51(2)

097

Fail to provide particulars required in annual return

$400

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