Approved managers and wine nominees for licensed premises
Queensland licensed venues may require approved managers or wine nominees to be present onsite, or reasonably available.
Liquor licensees (if individuals), approved managers and some permit holders must have a current responsible management of licensed venues (RMLV) certificate.
Read more about the mandatory training for staff of licensed premises.
Approved managers (liquor)
Certain licence types require an approved manager (or an individual licensee) to be onsite or reasonably available during ordinary and extended trading hours. Read Guideline 43: Approved managers for more information, including about exemptions.
Approved managers are responsible for ensuring liquor is sold and supplied in accordance with the legislation and the premises' liquor licence.
Apply to become an approved manager through the LGFT online portal.
Find out how to apply to become an approved manager.
A wine nominee is responsible for premises covered by a wine licence. They're responsible for ensuring wine is sold and supplied in accordance with the legislation and the premises' licence.
A wine nominee is required if the licensee:
- is a partnership or corporation
- is the licensee of more than 1 premises (e.g. also has a satellite cellar door).
Wine producer licensees can have more than 1 wine nominee at any time.
Find out how to apply to become a wine nominee.
- Find out about the requirements for having approved adult entertainment controllers onsite.
- Read the Liquor Act 1992 and the Wine Industry Act 1994.
- Ensure your staff have completed responsible service of alcohol (RSA) training.
- Learn more about compliance for liquor licensees.