As participation in public events has become part of modern life, there is an expectation that events will be enjoyable, well organised and safe. Alcohol is often seen as a symbol of celebration and is included as part of festivities at many public events.
For all questions in relation to adding liquor to your event, please contact the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) on:
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Street address: 7 Short Street, Southport, Queensland
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
If you are planning on supplying liquor on public land, an Alcohol, Safety and Event Management Plan must be completed and submitted. Please note, it may take up to 38 business days to process any liquor application (21 days for a Community Liquor Permit / 28 Days for a Commercial Public Event Permit for OLGR and 10 days for the City of Gold Coast). You are able to submit applications to OLGR for assessment and to City of Gold Coast for endorsement, at the same time.
Organisers are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to allow sufficient time for processing liquor permits.
You should also contact your local police station to discuss the inclusion of liquor at your event and to ensure your event patrons benefit from a successful and safe event.