Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Summary

On 5 November 2019, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation in Queensland sought re-authorisation for current and future Liquor Accord members and Safe Night Precinct local board members to make a liquor accord agreement containing highlighted price control or supply control provisions or other provisions that are set out in (or in narrower terms than) Section 1 of the pro-forma liquor agreement.

The parties to a liquor accord are liquor licensees (i.e. venues holding a liquor licence in Queensland) who volunteer to become a member of the liquor accord within a local area. A liquor accord that contains price control and supply control provisions restricts the price and supply terms on which participating licensed venues sell alcoholic beverages to consumers, and would therefore have to also be registered with the OLGR.

On 27 February 2020, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant re-authorisation for five years, subject to conditions.

On 8 April 2020, the ACCC issued a determination granting conditional re‑authorisation for five years, until 30 April 2025. If no application for review is lodged to the Australian Competition Tribunal, the determination will come into force on 30 April 2020.

A copy of the determination is available under the Decisions heading below.

 

Applicant(s)

  • The State of Queensland acting through the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000456-1