Late trading and lock out

If your liquor licence has a condition imposing a lock out, you must comply.

Lock out as a licence condition

The Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming can impose lock outs through licence conditions or on a one-off extension of trading hours.

In some parts of Queensland, members of local liquor accords have voluntarily adopted earlier lock out times.

Late-traders in the Brisbane City Council area

A range of licence conditions apply specifically to licensees in the Brisbane City Council area who are authorised to trade after 1am. For more information read Compliance for liquor licensees in the Brisbane City Council area (post-1am trading).

Penalties for non-compliance

As a liquor licensee or permit-holder you can be penalised for non-compliance under the Liquor Act 1992. Penalty amounts depend on where your licensed venue operates.

AreaPenalty for licensee or permit-holder
Inside the Brisbane City Council area $13,055
Outside of the Brisbane City Council area $5,222
Within a restricted area up to $130,550

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Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

  • Licence and permit enquiries

OLGRlicensing@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Gaming compliance enquiries

gamingcompliance@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Liquor compliance enquiries

liquorcompliance@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Media enquiries (07) 3872 0920

OLGRMedia@justice.qld.gov.au