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Easter Trading Hour Changes for Licensed Venues

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The Easter holiday period affects trading hours for licensed premises, including restrictions on serving alcohol and operating gaming machines.

Good Friday Eve (6th April 2023)
On the Thursday before Good Friday (Good Friday Eve), the sale and supply of alcohol is only permitted until 12 midnight regardless of whether you have approved extended trading hours that allow for later trading. While the bar must finish serving at this time, patrons still have until 12.30am to finish consuming their drinks.

All gaming machines at hotels and clubs must stop at 12 midnight on Good Friday Eve. For casinos, gaming is permitted until 3am on Good Friday.

Good Friday (7th April 2023) 
You are permitted to sell and supply liquor from 10am to 12 midnight together with a meal in a part of the premises that is ordinarily set aside for dining, if the meal is also prepared, served and intended to be eaten on the premises.

Patrons can buy alcohol for consumption on the premises together with a meal for 1 hour before, during and 1 hour after eating their meal.

You are not permitted to sell takeaway alcohol on Good Friday.

Gaming is permitted in licensed premises on Good Friday. For casinos, gaming must stop between 3am and midnight on Good Friday.

Easter Sunday and Monday (10th April 2023)
Licensed premises can trade at their usual opening times, without the restrictions of Good Friday.

To find out more, or clarify any details for your venue, visit the Queensland Government Website.

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