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RTO No: 52312

Queensland - Avoid the fine, pay on time

21 June 2021

Avoid the fine, pay on time - Queensland Liquor and Gaming

Annual liquor licence fees due 31 July

Annual liquor licence fee notices for 2021 will be mailed to licensees in late June and are due for payment by 31 July 2021.

It’s vital you pay your annual fee by the due date to avoid your licence being automatically suspended, as you will be then unable to sell liquor. If your fee remains unpaid for a further 28 days, your licence will be automatically cancelled.

Selling liquor with a suspended or cancelled licence will result in serious consequences such as a significant fine. In 2019, more than $150,000 in fines were issued in these circumstances, so make sure you put this important date in your diary now to ensure it is not forgotten.

You may be eligible to pay your licence fee in instalments if you are suffering from personal or financial hardship or have been adversely affected by natural disaster. Payment by instalments is only available for annual fees over $1,000.

While OLGR understands that COVID-19 has placed many pressures on businesses, these pressures have been felt across the industry.  Therefore, licensees must be able to demonstrate genuine hardship for their individual circumstances to make a claim.

To check if you are eligible, visit www.business.qld.gov.au/liquor-gaming and search for ‘payment of liquor licence fees by instalments’. Applications to pay by instalments must be received by 10 July 2021.

Attributed to: Queensland Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation.