This blog continues a series for licensees and approved managers outlining the restriction of trading hours on licensed premises in Queensland. A state-wide moratorium is currently in place on permanent extended trading hours applications for 12midnight–3am and 3am–5am until 15 December 2013 except for a limited number of designated exemption areas.
- Approval to trade during this period is subject to annual late trading fees payable within 28 days of the grant of the application and thereafter by 31 July each year
- Approved extended trading hours will be endorsed on the licence
Can a venue have permanent extended trading hour approval for weekends only?
Yes. There is an option to seek approval to trade during extended trading hours for the weekend period.
The following trading periods are available:
- Prior to 10am Saturday and Sunday
- 12 midnight–5am* Friday night/Saturday early morning and Saturday night/Sunday early morning
The annual fees payable for extended trading is reduced for weekend only trade, if applicable.
Licensees and approved managers can find details of the designated exemption areas by referring to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation website at http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/industry/liquor_compliance/trading_hours/index.shtml