New ‘Artisan Producer’ Liquor Licence

The Liquor Artisan Bill was passed by the Queensland Parliament last month, bringing with it a fantastic opportunity for the state’s boutique alcohol producers. The Bill amends the Liquor Act 1992 to include a new licence type, commercial other – artisan producer licence. While the new law is not expected to commence until 3rd May 2021, OLGR is … Read more New ‘Artisan Producer’ Liquor Licence

Correct temperature for storage and service of red wines

Australians have spent a lifetime keeping their white wine chilled in the fridge and red wine in the cupboard or on the wine rack at room temperature, and it is no different for many of our casual restaurants and cafes across the nation. Eight out of 10 Australians drink their red wine ‘at room temperature.’ … Read more Correct temperature for storage and service of red wines

Japanese scientists discover bacteria in hairspray

Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the March (2016) issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. “Contamination of cosmetic products is rare but some products may be unable to suppress the growth of certain … Read more Japanese scientists discover bacteria in hairspray

‘Gluten Free’ food preparation accreditation program proposed

It’s no secret that the demand for gluten-free menu items is larger today than it has ever been. Coeliac Australia estimates that one million Australians are currently following a gluten-free diet, and smart foodservice operators and restaurateurs have risen to the challenge by developing dishes that far exceed the stock standard steak and salad offering. … Read more ‘Gluten Free’ food preparation accreditation program proposed

Craft Beer sales at promotional events allowed from 1st September 2016

The long awaited endorsement on the Queensland Producer/Wholesaler Liquor Licence to sell or supply your craft beer at promotional events, such as food and wine festivals is available. Subject to conditions, this endorsement could allow you to: sell your craft beer for consumption away from the promotional event (take-away sales) and/or supply your craft beer for … Read more Craft Beer sales at promotional events allowed from 1st September 2016

RSA – 3D Webinar Training

Are you looking for a more effective solution to the current RSA online training debacle? Are you confident of your staff’s ability to resolve common RSA-related issues? Would you leave your business in the hands of a person who only has an ‘online training’ RSA certificate? Do you even know for sure that the person … Read more RSA – 3D Webinar Training

Changes to Tobacco & Other Smoking Products Act

Licensees should be aware that changes to the smoking laws which apply to the following areas came into effect from 1st September 2016: Organised under-age sporting events Skate parks Public swimming pools Public transport waiting points Building entrances Pedestrain malls Early childhood education and care facilities Residential aged care facilities Temporary retail outlets Click on the links … Read more Changes to Tobacco & Other Smoking Products Act

Ongoing RSA Training

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) launched an investigation after the Queensland Police Service (QPS) were called to the premises on 12 January 2015, following a complaint that people were heavily intoxicated outside the venue. The subsequent investigation found the bartender had continued to serve  2 patrons while they showed signs of being unduly intoxicated. … Read more Ongoing RSA Training

Maintaining a safe environment

Patron numbers often increase during the busy festive season. During this time you should be mindful of your obligations to provide a safe environment for patrons and staff, both within and around your venue. You should also ensure staff are practicing the responsible service of alcohol at all times. Consider these key tips from OLGR: … Read more Maintaining a safe environment

Festive Season Rules

OLGR has kindly supplied us with a rundown on the terms and conditions of trading throughout the festive season: Christmas Eve On Christmas Eve, the sale and supply of alcohol must finish at 12 midnight regardless of whether you have approved extended trading hours that allow for later trading. Patrons must finish alcoholic drinks by … Read more Festive Season Rules