Trading hours for liquor licensees

All liquor licences in Queensland are issued with approved trading hours—the times when you can sell liquor on licensed premises. For most licences, ordinary trading hours are from 10am to 12 midnight.

If you want to trade outside of these hours you'll need to apply for extended trading hours, either on a one-off basis or permanently.

The trading hours on your licence do not apply to special days such as Anzac Day, Easter, Christmas and New Year. There are special requirements on these days.

A lock out does not generally apply to licensed venues in Queensland, but some venues may have a lock out condition as part of their liquor licence.

This guide outlines ordinary trading hours for selling alcohol and the process for extending your trading hours. It includes requirements for late trading and lock out, as well as changes to trading hours and conditions for Anzac Day, Easter, Christmas and New Year.


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