Objecting to liquor licence applications

Most applications for new liquor licences (or variations to liquor licences) in Queensland must be advertised to comply with the Liquor Act 1992.

This gives the public and nearby businesses a chance to have a say or object to applications that may negatively impact the community and the lives of people living or working near the licensed premises. The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) also separately consults the police, council and the Attorney-General about new applications.

This guide explains how to lodge an objection to a liquor licence application, the grounds for objecting and how objections are assessed.