Jacaranda Advisory

Industry Update - December 2015 - No. 134

Queensland Gaming Revenue Trend

December 2015 has shown an increase in gaming revenue growth for Queensland Hotels and Clubs compared to last year.

Total state gaming revenue has increased 6.14% on December 2014. 

The growth and decline that the gaming industry has experienced since May 2009 on a yearly month on month basis are illustrated in the following graphs:

Calculated from Data sourced from the Queensland Government - Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation

A comparison of each area to the same month last year and also financial year to date performance is outlined below:

Source: Calculated from Data sourced from the Queensland Government - Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation   

Proposed Changes to Queensland Liquor Licencing Legislation from 1 July 2016

The Queensland Government has introduced a bill that will result in changes to the Liquor Licensing legislation with a view to the changes commencing  1 July 2016.

The changes are part of the Governments focus on reducing alcohol related violence

 While the changes are not yet finalised a number of the key changes are summarised below:

  •  Sale of Alcohol to cease at 2.00pm, with no lock out period except in safe night precincts.
  •  Safe night precincts boards will be able elect to trade to 2.00am without a lockout period or to 3.00am with a lockout time of 1.00am.
  •  Venues will be allowed to stay open past these times ( pending local government requirements) providing other services including gaming for up to 2 additional hours subject to approval.
  •  No new approvals from the sale of takeaway liquor past 10.00pm will be granted.
  •  Community Clubs will be able to sell takeaway liquor to guests and visitors and not just members
  •  There will be the ability to ban the sale  of high alcohol content drinks after 12 midnight
  •  The restriction of taking liquor into or away from events conducted under a commercial public event permit or community liquor permit – such as festivals and sporting events.

If you have any queries about this please do not hesitate to contact one of the Jacaranda Advisory team.?

Starting a new Restaurant, Cafe or Bar?

If you require a liquor licence for your new Restaurant or Bar venture, the team at Jacaranda can assist with the liquor application.

A subsidiary on-premises licence is required and these licences have been the fastest growing licence type in Queensland in the last 10 years.

If you would like to discuss any matters please feel free to give us a call on 07 3367 1994 or alternatively email one of the team Steve Koman at Steve@jacarandaadvisorygroup.com.au , Frank Balzary at Frank@jacarandaadvisorygroup.com.au, or Andrew Hill at Andrew@jacarandaadvisorygroup.com.au . We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Faithfully
Steven Koman                                                     Frank Balzary
Director                                                                 Director


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