Good Friday – 19 April 2019
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.
ANZAC Day – 25 April 2019
All licensed premises must cease liquor service at 12 midnight on 24 April, with the usual 30 minute grace period. Gaming must also cease at midnight.
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, amendments to the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act have legalised the playing of Two-up on ANZAC day in RSL clubs.