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RTO No: 52312

Working as one - Queensland's liquor accords

26 March 2021

Since the early ‘90s, liquor accords have played an important role in bringing together licensees, regulatory bodies and community groups. Starting in Surfers Paradise, there are now over 70 accords throughout the State including the Northern Peninsula.

Accords are voluntary agreements between members who cooperate to develop safe and well-managed environments in and around licensed premises in their area. Membership mainly comprises liquor licensees with local and State Government representatives (including OLGR and Queensland Police) attending meetings and providing ongoing support.

This year, with the liquor and gaming industry severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, accord groups will be even more important in strengthening ties and providing support to local business people who have faced many unique challenges.

Accord aims of cooperation and communication provide the opportunity to share experiences and re-set priorities and focus for your district in consultation with community and government representatives.

Whether your venue is big or small, a late trader or early closer, being an active member of an accord group is a great benefit to you and your staff whether you meet in person or virtually. 

If you’re not already a part of one, or you don’t know of an accord in your local area, then please contact your local OLGR office for more information. If there isn’t one in place licensees, OLGR and other key stakeholders can all work together to develop an accord. OLGR provides a wealth of information online about accords, including How to start your own.