ANZAC Day Eve (24 April)
On Sunday 24 April, the sale and supply of alcohol must cease at midnight (with a grace period of 30 minutes for consumption permitted until 12:30am). Gaming machine operations must also cease at 12.30am.
ANZAC Day (25 April)
From 10am to 1pm on Anzac Day (25 April), liquor may only be sold or supplied 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.
Patrons can buy alcohol for 1 hour before eating their meal, while they are eating their meal, and for 1 hour after finishing their meal.
Take away liquor is not permitted before 1pm on Anzac Day.
No gaming is permitted in hotels and clubs between midnight and 1pm on 25 April.
After 1pm, normal trading conditions will apply.
ANZAC Day TWO-UP
Conducting two-up on ANZAC Day requires written approval.
Hotel premises can conduct two-up on their premises as part of an ANZAC Day commemoration, if it is approved in writing by an RSL sub-branch and various conditions are met:
- people aged under 18 must not play two-up
- no commission can be charged on money wagered
- all money wagered in the game must be returned to players as winnings
- if an entry fee is charged for those who participate in the game, the money raised is to be donated to the RSL or RSL sub-branch to support ex-service men and women and their families (this could be through an association such as Legacy)
- any money raised from entry fees must not be used for administrative purposes.
In 2012 an amendment was made to the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999 (Qld). This amendment was passed to retain the historical significance of the two-up game, which is usually held after a memorial service every Anzac Day to remember the sacrifice made by Australia’s service men and women.