Liquor Permit Applications
Like obtaining a new license, getting a permit for a public event or one-off permit for an event at your licensed venue can be a complicated process. Licensees can benefit from experienced advice and assistance to ensure any application is given the best chance of approval and is subject to conditions that balance profitability and harm minimisation.
A range of one-off approvals and permits are available under the Liquor Act 1992 including:
- Community Liquor Permits – $74.20 per day;
- One-off Extended Hours Permits – $74.2 per day;
- Commercial Public Event Permits – $735.30 + $74.20 per each additional day;
- Temporary Change in Licensed Area – $74.20; and
- Temporary variation of license – $74.20,
- Eg: Relaxing a noise condition for a one-off live band
- Eg: Removing footpath or outdoor dining conditions for a special event
(NB: These fees are statutory OLGR application fees)
OLGR has established processes for approval of such permits which can include event management planning documents, consultation with Police, Council, QFRS, OLGR, Security providers and other stakeholders which can be difficult to navigate for the inexperienced or unprepared. Let us take the hassle out of your hands and assist in managing the event planning and application process for you.
For as little as $200 (plus GST and outlays) for a small single day low-risk event or change to your license hours or conditions, RSA Liquor Professionals can complete the necessary forms, draft supporting documents and lodge the application with OLGR for consideration. For a Commercial Public Event Permit requiring stakeholder meetings, event planning documentation, Police and Council comment, lodgement of forms and other requirements, RSA Liquor Professionals can assist from as little as $500 per event (plus GST and outlays).
OLGR has a published guideline for High-Risk Community and Commercial Public Events which may include conditions restricting glass and full-strength liquor at your event amongst other possible conditions. There are many considerations in this guideline and RSA Liquor Professionals, whose Director was a key drafter of this guideline when working for OLGR, is best placed to assist you in navigating these requirements and ensuring a safe event where harm minimisation is a priority but your event remains profitable and sustainable into the future.
RSA Liquor Professionals also provides on-site event day compliance management services from $500 to $1500 per day from small community events to large full-day music and sports festivals. For more information on our major event services please see our Major Event Fact Sheet available at www.rsapro.com.au.
Please don’t hesitate to contact RSA Liquor Professionals for a quote and to organise our expert advice and assistance in ensuring your event is as safe and compliant as possible