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New Online Liquor Laws

Have your say on New Online Liquor Laws before June 28, 2023


Queenslanders are being asked to provide feedback on a new draft regulatory framework for online liquor sales and delivery, as the state government aims to modernize the current legislation that predominantly regulates physically licensed premises.


This is about minimizing potential harm and violence while also recognizing how online liquor sales can offer many customers a more convenient option.


Following targeted industry stakeholder consultation last month, the government is now seeking public feedback to inform the development of online liquor sales and delivery regulations.


"This is about minimizing potential harm and violence while also recognizing how online liquor sales can offer many customers a more convenient option," said Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman.


"Our current liquor legislation predominantly regulates physically licensed premises. It isn't designed to regulate online sales and delivery. That's why we're committing to developing a modernized framework to regulate online liquor sales and delivery in Queensland," she added.


The discussion paper on the new regulatory framework for online alcohol sales and deliveries can be found on the Justice Department's website at www.justice.qld.gov.au/community-engagement/community-consultation/current/regulatory-framework-online-alcohol-sales-deliveries


"I would encourage everyone to go online and have their say," Ms Fentiman said.

The online sales and delivery of food and beverage, including alcohol, has become more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, concerns have been raised about the potential risks of minors and unduly intoxicated people accessing liquor online, which is why the Queensland government is committed to addressing this issue.


If the new regulatory framework is successfully developed, it will modernize the liquor legislation in Queensland to ensure that online liquor sales and delivery are adequately regulated to minimize the potential for harm and violence.


The survey is open until Friday, June 28, 2023, and all members of the public are encouraged to have their say on this crucial issue.


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