Annual liquor licence fees due on 31 July 2013

due-diligence-money“The due date for payment of annual liquor licence fees–31 July 2013–is fast approaching.

Prompt payment is critical as those who miss the deadline will have their licence automatically suspended under the provisions of the Liquor Act 1992. If the fee remains unpaid for 28 days after the licence is suspended, the licence will be automatically cancelled.

If a liquor licensee also holds a gaming machine licence, suspension of your liquor licence will automatically lead to suspension of your gaming machine licence. Your licensed monitoring operator will be directed to disable your gaming machines until the fees are paid.
If the fees are not paid and liquor and gaming machine licences are cancelled, operating authorities or entitlements associated with the gaming machine licence/s will become the government’s property, with no compensation payable.

Licensees can’t supply or sell liquor with a suspended liquor licence. Under section 169 of the Act it is illegal to sell or carry liquor without the appropriate liquor licence while, section 171 states that a person must not display liquor for sale without the appropriate licence. Breaches carry a maximum penalty of up to $55,000 for a first offence, up to $110,000 for a third or greater offence, or 18 months imprisonment.

It is important to check your contact details on the OLGR database to make sure you receive all important correspondence about fees. You can update your contact details by logging on to the OLGR Client Portal.”*


*The above is an extract from OLGR’s “Responsible Service June 2013” newsletter.  If you have not already subscribed to recieve OLGR’s Responsible service and Queensland Liquor Accords newsletters, please do so by filling in and submitting the OLGR form in the link below. When a new edition of the newsletters is published, an alert will be sent to your e-mail address notifying you of the update.

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