This month, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation sent out annual fee self-assessment notices to all licensees.

Licensees are reminded how important it is to pay your annual licence fee for the 2023/24 financial year by the due date of 31 July 2023.

If the fee is not paid on or before the due date, the liquor (and gaming licence if applicable) will be automatically suspended for 28 days or until paid, and no liquor or gaming trading will be permitted.

If the fee remains unpaid for 28 days after the date of suspension, the liquor and gaming licences will be automatically cancelled. This will result in the operating authorities associated with the gaming machine licence automatically becoming operating authorities or entitlements of the State of Queensland.

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. To check if you are eligible, visit and search for payment of liquor licence fees by instalments. Applications to pay by instalments must be received by 10 July 2023.