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Changes to craft beer permits and car park approvals

Monday, September 5, 2016 Galaxy Training Australia

On 1 September 2016, amendments to allow the sale and supply of craft beer at promotional events and new requirements for the sale, supply or consumption of liquor in car parks on licenced premises, came into effect under the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Act 2016.

Craft beer

As a holder of a Queensland producer/wholesaler liquor licence, under the new liquor laws, you may be eligible to apply for an endorsement on your licence to sell or supply your craft beer at promotional events, such as food and wine festivals.

Subject to conditions, this endorsement could allow you to:

  • sell your craft beer for consumption away from the promotional event (take-away sales) and/or
  • supply your craft beer for consumption at the promotional event, free-of-charge for sampling purposes only.

To be eligible you cannot:

  • have more than one producer/wholesaler licence that has been issued under the Liquor Act 1992or an equivalent licence issued by another state. This includes any licence held by a licensee related to the entity.
  • produce more than 5 million litres of craft beer in any financial year.

You can apply online for a craft beer producer endorsement or craft beer producer permit (Interstate).

Car park

As a result of recent changes to the Liquor Act 1992, from 1 September 2016, any approval you had to sell, supply or allow liquor to be consumed in a car park is no longer valid. This approval may have been provided by the Commissioner in relation to an area forming part of your licensed premises or be listed as a condition on your licence document.

If your car park is currently a licensed area and, you want to use this area to sell, supply or allow liquor to be consumed, you can make an application for approval of use of the car park.

Approval may be granted for up to 3 months and will be subject to conditions. If these conditions are breached the approval may be immediately suspended.

Refer to Guideline 49: Use of car park for more information.

 

Reference : https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/liquor-gaming/liquor/subscribe-newsletter/current#Changes-to-craft-beer-permits-and-car-park-approvals


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