Guideline 39: 'Other premises' for community club licences

Liquor Act 1992 - Section 77(2)

In determining applications for the approval of 'other premises' for a community club, the following issues will be considered:

  1. the events or activities to be licensed should be infrequent. Infrequent is defined as 'happening or occurring at long intervals or not often; not constant or habitual' (Macquarie Dictionary). Home games on a weekly or fortnightly basis during the sporting season are considered to be infrequent for the purposes of this guideline and
  2. whether the licensee club has a team for a sport or game to be played at the 'other premises'. Where teams are formed under a different corporate or club structure to the licensee association, the licensee club is still eligible for the approval only where the sport or game being conducted is consistent with that for which the club has been established.

For example, the licensee is the Northern Districts Leagues Club Inc, and this club operates the licensed premises fostering and promoting the sport of rugby league and, in particular, the interests of the Northern Districts Football Club. The 'Northern Districts Football Club' is operated by a separate board of directors reporting to members of that separate club and uses the field adjacent to the licensed club. As the licensee club has been established to promote the sport of rugby league, the approval under Section 85(1A) is available.

However, another team 'Northern Districts Cricket Club' is operated by a separate board of directors reporting to members of that separate club and uses the field adjacent to the licensed club. As the licensee club, Northern Districts Leagues Club Inc, promotes the sport of rugby league, the approval under Section 85(1A) is not available.

Use of an approval

If an approval is granted, it may be used only for the purpose stated on the licence. Otherwise a community liquor permit will be required to sell liquor at the event or activity. However, in cases where the approval covers home games the approval may also cover other games on that day during the approved hours.

Example 1 - Norths Football Club has approval for home games on a Saturday and may sell liquor between 10 am and 6 pm. A double header has been scheduled for Norths v Wynnum and Wests v Easts at the Norths field. The approval will cover all football games scheduled at this field on this day between the approved hours. A separate community liquor permit is not required.

Example 2 - Norths are hosting activities at the field including:

  • district representative games (several Norths players have been selected for the district team)
  • demonstration matches
  • finals (not including the home team Norths).

These are examples of when the approval does not apply as the games are not home games of Norths Football Club. A community liquor permit will be required.

Re-issued 22 May 2009
(Issued 21 December 2001; re-issued 1 August 2003)

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