About liquor and gaming in Queensland
Find out about:
- the history of liquor and gaming in Queensland
- liquor statistics
- gaming machine statistics
- gambling research.
For industry-specific information, please visit Liquor and Gaming at Business Queensland.
History of liquor and gaming regulation
The history of liquor regulation in Queensland began with 4 licensing types created pre-1860. In 1843, the first race meeting was held in Brisbane. Find out more about the milestones of Queensland liquor and gaming regulation by downloading the current statistical report.
Learn more about each licence type and the related compliance requirements.
Liquor-licensed premises in Queensland, 2012-17
Commercial special facility
* Includes suspended licences.
^ The nightclub licence type was introduced in 2015. Prior to this, nightclubs were licensed under the ‘subsidiary on-premises (with the principle activity of entertainment)’ licence.
Gaming machine statistics
The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) regularly publishes electronic gaming machine (EGM) statistics for clubs and hotels in geographical areas throughout Queensland.
You can access these statistics using our gaming statistics online service.
Note: Precautions have been taken to ensure that the information in this product is accurate. However, the Queensland Government accepts no liability for the accuracy of the information nor its use or the reliance placed on it. Queensland Government information in this product is subject to change without notice. OLGR currently uses the geographical areas provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics – Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.
Learn more about licensing and compliance for gaming machine operators.
Government-funded research about gambling provides direction for gaming policy in Queensland. This research, including the Queensland Household Gambling Survey, gives us a better understanding of gambling activity and issues in our local communities.