Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Summary

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) in Queensland seeks re-authorisation for current and future Liquor Accord members and Safe Night Precinct local board members to make a liquor accord agreement that contains a price control or supply control provision as set out in (or in narrower terms than) the pro-forma liquor agreement (PLAA).

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.

OLGR seeks re-authorisation for 5 years. OLGR also seeks interim authorisation.

Initial consultation on the application and request for interim authorisation has now closed. All publically available submissions received can be accessed below. The next step in the process is for the ACCC to prepare its draft determination and decision regarding interim authorisation.

The ACCC will progress its assessment of the application in a timely manner. An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

5 November 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

12 November 2019

Public consultation process begins.

29 November 2019

Closing date for submissions on both interim authorisation and the substantive application.

6 December 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

December 2019

Draft determination and decision regarding interim authorisation.

January/February 2020

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

February 2020

Final determination.

Applicant(s)

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

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000456-1

Applications

Consultations

ACCC correspondence

Submissions - before draft decision