• Permits & Gaming

    Permits & Gaming

    We handle all requests for liquor licence permits, and gaming licenses.
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If you already hold a Queensland liquor licence and want to change or extend your licence temporarily, you will need to apply for a permit.

Community liquor permit

Community liquor permits are often required by unlicensed organisations who wish to sell or supply liquor on a temporary or one-off occasion. These permits are often used for school fetes, rodeos and sporting events in Queensland only. Exemptions can often apply.

Organisations that apply for community liquor permits include:

  • parent and citizen associations
  • non-proprietary clubs
  • theatre groups
  • not-for-profit organisations.

Commercial public event permit

If you have a liquor licence and approval to cater off-site, you may be granted a commercial public event permit to cater for a public event away from your main premises.


If you currently hold, or have applied for, any of the following liquor licenses you can apply to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) for a Gaming machine licence:

Note: Licence applications are assessed against the requirements of the Gaming Machine Act 1991 and a recommendation is made to the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming. The Commissioner determines whether or not to grant a licence, taking into account the social and community impacts of gaming.

Apply for a new gaming machine licence

Note: An application for a gaming machine licence will not be determined until an eligible liquor licence has been granted.

If a Hotel licence with Gaming machines transfers,  the new Licensee will need to apply for a new Gaming licence. Strict checks are made on the Directors of the applicant company as to criminal background, financial ability and history. It can take about 3 months to have approved.

Apply to change an existing gaming machine licence

If you already hold a gaming machine licence, you can apply to make the following changes to your licence:

  • increase or decrease in the approved number of gaming machines
  • permanent or temporary increase in approved hours of gaming
  • approval for additional licensed premises (applies to community clubs only)
  • relocate approved gaming machine area
  • store gaming machines.

FAQ Gaming

  • What is the cost of a Gaming Machine Authority? +

    Qld has 3 “zones” for Gaming Operators and each has different tender pricing - see OLGR website for latest average tender statistics. “Clubs” have cheaper prices – again see OLGR site for details.
  • Can I apply for a Gaming Licence with a “Meals” licence? +

    No, only Hotels, Casinos and “Clubs” are entitled to apply for a Gaming Machine Licence. This process is complicated and expensive to obtain the Authorities.
  • How many machines can a Hotel apply for? +

    The current number for a Hotel is 45 operating EGM’s (Electronic Gaming Machines). Clubs can apply for much higher numbers.

Need help with a liquor licence permit, or a gaming licence?

Liquor Licensing can help.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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  • Barry and Sue at Liquor Licensing Consultants were great people to deal with while handling our liquor licence application and gave us efficient and personal service, ensuring a top result for a reasonable fee. I would highly recommend them.
  • Cirque Du Soleil would like to convey our heartful appreciation for your valuable support and assistance in obtaining the liquor licence for the run of the Saltimbanco tour in Brisbane. We want to especially thank you for expediting the liquor licence application successfully. (Saltimbanco 1999, Alegria 2001, Quidam 2004, Varekai 2006, Dralion 2008/9, Ovo 2012, Totem 2014, Kooza 2016).
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