​​​From 1 July 2013, eligible entities holding low risk fundraising events and small regional shows were exempt from the Liquor Act, and are entitled to sell liquor without having to obtain a liquor licence or permit.  These events can form an important aspect of a non-profit organisations fundraising program and well run, successful public events can provide a range of social, economic and cultural benefits to the community.Event Safe Ball

There are many things to consider when planning a non-profit fundraising event which involves alcohol.  An event planning guide has been developed, as a joint initiative of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation and Queensland Police Service, to assist event organizers to successfully manage their events. A copy of the interactive 'Non-profit fundraising events: alcohol, safety and event management guide' (PDF, 2 MB) is available for download.

Register your event

Event Safe allows you to register your community fundraising event with police online through the QPS Event Safe Online Registration Form.

Registrating your event with police provides police with the opportunity to supply you with some great information and resources on planning and running an enjoyable, safe and lawful event. It also ensures that police have vital information and contact details for your event and better able to respond if issues do arise. 

Try and register your event at least six (6) weeks before the event.  This timeframe will help police accommodate their rosters and will result in the best possible support.  That being said, it is never too late to register your event.  Police would rather know in advance that an event is going ahead, than having to respond to issues on the day. 

Alcohol and the law

The Queensland Government, Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation offers a wide range of resources, information and fact sheets on the laws relating to fundraising events and liquor compliance issues.

For more information from the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation go to www.olgr.qld.gov.au.

Always remember

In an emergency or life threatening situation call Triple Zero (000).