Liquor Licencing Matters 2018-06-09T13:44:29+00:00

Liquor Licencing Matters

We recommend that you contact our office today to discuss your application for a Liquor Licence or should you be charged with a Liquor Licencing offence.

The Liquor Act 1992 (the act) was enacted for the purposes of, among other things, regulating the liquor industry and areas in the vicinity of licenced premises. The Act provides the guidelines that must be followed when making decisions in relation to the approval or refusal of applications, suspension of applications and refusal to renew applications. The act also creates numerous offences ranging from supplying liquor to a minor to attempting to take liquor into restricted areas.

Prosecutions under this act are initiated by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) in the Magistrates Court of Queensland.

The act allows for hefty penalties upon a plea of guilty or finding of guilt. These penalties may be ordered on individuals or companies.

Note: Section 181B of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 provides that if a body corporate is found guilty of an offence, the court may impose a maximum fine of an amount equal to five (5) times the maximum fine for an individual. Therefore, should your company be charged with an offence there may be catastrophic financial consequences.

We recommend that you contact our office today to discuss your application for a Liquor Licence or should you be charged with a Liquor Licencing offence.

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