Good Friday – 18 April 2014
Trading hours and conditions for all licensed premises in Queensland are set out below.
Thursday Night (Good Friday Eve): all premises must cease service at 12 midnight. The 30 minute grace period for consumption of drinks on the premises still applies.
Good Friday up to Midnight: if you do not normally serve meals on the premises, you will be able to enjoy a day off.
Premises offering a meals service may open at the usual time on Good Friday, but liquor may only be sold in association with a meal prepared on the premises and served in a part of the premises ordinarily set aside for dining.
Midnight on Good Friday onwards: normal trading resumes. Premises with extended trading hours approval may open at midnight and trade under their normal conditions until the approved closing time.
Normal trading hours and conditions apply for the remainder of the Easter period.
ANZAC Day – 25 April 2014
All licensed premises must cease service at 12 midnight on 24 April, with the usual 30 minute grace period.
Up to 1 pm on ANZAC day liquor may be sold in association with a meal, prepared on the premises and served in a part of the premises ordinarily set aside for dining. No takeaway liquor may be sold before 1 pm on ANZAC day.
RSL clubs and licensed premises catering for ANZAC day services or RSL functions can commence trading from 5 am on ANZAC day, subject to certain conditions. Please see the OLGR Factsheet for full details.
If your require a temporary extended hours permit for Anzac Day you must lodge the application at least 21 days in advance.
Two-up Legal on ANZAC Day
Although in the past games of Two-up have been openly conducted in RSL clubs on ANZAC Day, with the implicit cooperation of police, the games were technically illegal. However, a recent amendment to the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act has legalised the playing of Two-up on ANZAC day in RSL clubs.