Easter Trading Hours

easter1The following information applies to trading hours over the Easter long weekend. It includes information about service of alcohol as well as operation of gaming machines.

Good Friday Eve

On the Thursday before Good Friday (Good Friday Eve), the sale and supply of alcohol is only permitted until 12 midnight. While the bar must finish serving at this time, patrons still have until 12.30am to finish their drinks and leave the premises.

All gaming machines must cease operating at 12 midnight on Good Friday Eve.

Good Friday

You are permitted to sell and supply liquor from 10am to 12 midnight in conjunction with a meal in a part of the premises that is ordinarily set aside for dining, if the meal is also prepared, served and intended to be eaten on the premises. (Note: A meal is defined as food eaten by a person at a fixed structure used as a table, with cutlery provided for the purpose of eating the food, and is of a sufficient substance to be ordinarily accepted as a meal.)

Patrons can purchase alcohol for 1 hour before eating their meal, while they are eating their meal, and for 1 hour after finishing their meal.

You are not permitted to sell takeaway alcohol on Good Friday. Gaming is not permitted in licensed premises on Good Friday.

Easter Sunday and Monday

Licensed premises can trade at their usual opening times.

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The above information (excluding the picture) is taken directly from the OLGR March 2016 Responsible Service Newsletter.  “Responsible Service” is a bi-monthly newsletter for the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation. The newsletter contains information relevant to the Liquor and Gaming industries and is an ideal way for licensees to keep informed of changes and happenings in the Liquor and Gaming area. To view the Responsible service online select the HTML link below:

OLGR Website: www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/liquor-gaming

Subscribe to OLGR’s newsletters: www.olgr.qld.gov.au/publications-and-resources/subscribe-to-olgrs-newsletters


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