As most of us are aware, currently community liquor permits (CLPs) are required by unlicensed organisations who wish to sell or supply liquor on a temporary or one-off occasion. From the 1st July these regulations will change to the following:

Liquor licensing changes affecting the community

  • From 1 July, non-profit community organisations will no longer need a Community Liquor Permit to sell alcohol at a one-off fundraising event or function if:

- the profit is used to benefit the community

- liquor is sold in a period of 8 hours or less, between 7am and midnight; and

- the sale of liquor is ancillary to the event.

  • In addition a limited number of events such as small regional shows will be exempted by regulation from the need to have a Community Liquor Permit.

Community Liquor Permits will still be required for events that don't fit the new criteria. A full outline of the exemption criteria can be found in section 13 of the Liquor Act 1992.

  • From 1 July, Queensland nursing homes and hospitals will be able to serve patients/residents and their guests two standard serves of alcohol a day without needing a liquor licence. This will bring regulation of these premises into line with retirement villages.