New Year's Eve trading hours for licensed premises
On New Year's Eve, all Queensland liquor licensees can sell or supply liquor until 2am on the morning of New Year's Day. Licensees whose approved trading hours end earlier can also trade until 2am on the morning of New Year's Day without having to apply.
Staff must stop serving drinks at 2am and patrons must finish their drinks by 2.30am (unless the premises is approved to trade after 2am).
New Year's Eve trading hours are determined by the Liquor Act 1992.
Extending trading hours on New Year's Eve
Licensees not currently approved to trade after 2am, who want to continue trading, must apply for an extended hours permit.
You don't need to include the usual evidence of a special occasion for New Year's Eve. Read Guideline 68: Late-night extended hours permit for more information about what is considered a special occasion.
Make sure you submit your extended hours application to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) at least 21 days before New Year's Eve (i.e. on or before 10 December). We recommend you apply as early as possible.
As we can't guarantee your application will be approved, advertising or promoting your event before a permit has been granted is at your own risk.
New Year's Day trading
Ordinary trading hours and conditions apply from 10am on New Year's Day.