Risk-assessed management plans (RAMP) for liquor licence applications

A risk-assessed management plan (RAMP) describes the management practices and procedures of a liquor licensed premises.

The purpose of a RAMP is to outline how you'll manage your premises to minimise harm caused by alcohol abuse and misuse. It ensures you trade in accordance with the Liquor Act 1992 and the operation of your premises won't adversely affect the local area.

Your RAMP must be approved by the Queensland Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming.

Applications that require a RAMP

In Queensland, you'll need to lodge a RAMP as part of your application if you're applying for:

Attach it to your application form when you submit it to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).

Who doesn't need a RAMP

Certain applicants don't need a RAMP because their business is considered low risk. These include:

What to include in a RAMP

A RAMP details your management practices and procedures. It must address:

What to do when your RAMP is approved

The Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming must approve your RAMP. Once approved, you'll receive a copy, certified by the Commissioner's delegate. The latest approved version replaces all previous versions.

You'll need to keep it onsite and make it available for inspection by anyone who asks to see it. You must also display signage about your RAMP being available for inspection in an obvious place.

All staff and crowd controllers need to be aware of your RAMP and must comply with it when performing their duties.

Changing a RAMP

You can change your RAMP by lodging your proposed changes with OLGR. The Commissioner will need to approve them.

If you don't advise us of any changes to the way you operate, OLGR may take action, including issuing fines or suspending your licence, or another action.

Notice to change your RAMP

We may issue you a written notice to change your RAMP. The notice will explain:

  • the required changes
  • the reasons for these changes
  • when the amended RAMP must be provided to OLGR.

Circumstances that may require you to change your RAMP include:

  • when a condition is imposed on your licence
  • to ensure appropriate compliance with the Liquor Act
  • to minimise alcohol-related disturbance or public disorder in or near your premises
  • because of a tribunal decision.

You must comply with the direction to change your RAMP, otherwise you'll be committing an offence. The maximum penalty is $4,032 (25 penalty units). Penalty amounts are current at 1 July. The amounts increase each year on this date.

The new RAMP takes effect on the date of the notice that your RAMP is approved.

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