Have your say on proposed changes to online liquor sales

Published Thursday, 11 May, 2023 at 11:57 AM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

  • Queenslanders are asked to provide feedback on a new draft regulatory framework for online liquor sales and delivery.
  • An online survey is open to the public until Friday 23 June 2023.

Online sales and delivery of food and beverage, including alcohol, has rapidly increased in recent years.

However, some research has identified potential risks, especially around minors and unduly intoxicated people accessing liquor.

That’s why the Palaszczuk Government committed to developing a regulatory framework for online liquor sales and delivery.

Following targeted industry stakeholder consultation last month, we’re now asking the public to provide feedback and inform the development of regulations for online liquor sales and delivery.

Read the discussion paper online:


Quotes attributable to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman:

“Since the pandemic we have seen a rapid increase in online sales and delivery of food and beverage, including alcohol. 

“Our current liquor legislation predominantly regulates physical licensed premises, it isn’t designed to regulate online sales and delivery, that’s why we’re committing to develop a modernised framework to regulate online liquor sales and delivery in Queensland.

“This is about minimising potential harm and violence, while also recognising how online liquor sales can offer many customers a more convenient option.

“I would encourage everyone to go online and have their say.”


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