In this final episode of 2021, Here’s Cheers podcast host, QHA Chief Executive Bernie Hogan is joined by QHA board member Mel Tait - General Manager of the Amarandos Pippos group, located at Murrumba Downs Tavern – and Damien Steele, QHA Industry Engagement Manager for a talk about pub life in the Downs. Getting stuck into the entertainment side of things, Leanne de Souza and Matt Lymbury of Nightlife chat music with Bernie.

Get vaccinated now

Let’s not risk another lockdown. Encourage all staff and patrons to get vaccinated now.


26 Nov 21: QLD Hospitality Industry - Mandatory Vaccination Update

As all members will be aware, the Queensland Government has…


QLD Skilled Migration Program Now Open

The Queensland Skilled Migration Program is currently open.


Keep an eye out for KENO Survey and have your say

Keno wants to hear what its Queensland hotel partners think…

ER Updates

17 Nov 21 - Mandatory Vaccination

Further to earlier communications from the QHA, The Premier of…


Have a browse through our all-new QHA Training website, where you can access all the best industry training courses for your staff.


Have a browse through our all-new QHA Training website, where you can access all the best industry training courses for your staff.

“The QHA is always here for our members  - from advice to training, to all the industry documentation you need.”

Welcome to QHA Online

Since 1885, the Queensland Hotels Association (then known as the Queensland Licensed Victuallers’ Association) has been the premier source of support and knowledge for our members.

The pressures on our industry and on your businesses have remained constant however, the challenges have become even more complex with every passing year. That is why the QHA keeps evolving too.

You will find on these pages advice on staffing and training issues, the latest on regulatory requirements, licensing and gaming information. However, your Association is also the first point of call for the ever-changing demands on your business.

From energy costs to environmental impact, live music to trading hours, tourism trends to noise constraints; the Queensland Hotels Association does not miss the opportunity to represent our member’s interests.

The most important feature of the QHA is the “A”. We are an Association in every sense working for the greater good of the hotel, tourism and hospitality industry, creating opportunities for members to get together and exchange the very best of ideas.

Above all, I encourage every member to be involved. Contact us, attend our events, train yourselves and your staff, provide feedback and suggest new ideas – we are here to help!



Designed with busy hoteliers in mind, the QHA HR Manual helps you organise every challenge of managing a team of staff.


Listen to the backstory behind the individual hotel and pub success stories within Queensland, the latest product releases and even get to know the decision-makers that impact our industry.




The QHA is the peak industry body for the hotel and hospitality industries, hotel accommodation providers, and the wider hotel and liquor industries in Queensland. The core objectives of the QHA are to promote our hotel and hospitality industries, lobby for outcomes which benefit all members, and assist individual hotel businesses and groups.