Liquor statistics

Various liquor licence types are available in Queensland under the Liquor Act 1992 and the Wine Industry Act 1994. Following is a comparison of liquor licence numbers over a 5-year period.

For more information about each licence type and the related compliance requirements, visit the liquor licensing section of the Business Queensland website.

Liquor-licensed premises in Queensland, 2012—17

Year2016—17*2015—162014—152013—142012—13
Bar 77 67 53 50 37
Commercial hotel 1351 1322 1309 1306 1293
Commercial special facility 97 104 110 110 110
Community club 887 896 909 919 928
Community other 436 446 446 451 451
Industrial canteen 34 38 46 67 64
Nightclub^ 78 76 n/a n/a n/a
Producer/wholesaler 257 233 214 192 184
Subsidiary off-premises 95 82 79 82 89
Subsidiary on-premises 4719 4343 4111 3851 3607
Wine merchant 16 15 13 13 10
Wine producer 138 138 142 147 152
Total81857760743271886925

* 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.