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Series ID1177
Previous System LocationSRS1177
TitleLicensed Premises Reports [Health]
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1936
End Date Circa 31/12/1991
Date Statement N/A
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Licensed Premises Reports conducted by the Health Department

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Items Total Items: 944
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Alphabetically by name of town, and name of licensed premise
How To Use Series To search for licensed premises and licensees, retrieve records by name of town

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
126Health and Home Affairs Department 1/1/1936 26/9/1963
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 31/12/1991
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Agency ID: 11466
Queensland Health
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This series contains facility inspection reports carried out under the Liquor Act 1912-1989 and the Health Act 1937-1974, relating to the standards of licensed premises. These reports cover club licences, liquor licences and billiard and bagatelle licences.

Inspections of premises were carried out by agencies such as the Department of Health to ensure it met certain conditions before a license or permit was issued by the Licencing Commission/Licencing Court. The reports include correspondence between the Licensing Commission and Department of Health.

The reports cover two broad areas of regulation: the first applies to the sale, storage and quality of alcohol in the licensed establishment, with inspectors routinely testing alcoholic content levels and temperature levels. The second area of regulation concerned the standard of the physical structure of the facility, both interior and exterior, and health and safety issues relating to furniture and fittings and the preparation, storage and service of food.

Though the reports are arranged by the name of the licensed establishment, the licensee is listed in each report and is listed at the time of each inspection.


From 1935 - 1973, the Licensing Commission assumed responsibility for issuing licences for club licences, liquor licences and billiard and bagatelle licences, while Courts of Petty Sessions retained responsibility for maintaining the registers of licences and records of charges and complaints.

Under the Liquor Acts Amendment Act 1973, the Licensing Court of Queensland assumed responsibility for issuing licences while the Licensing Commission was responsible for keeping the records of charges and complaints and registers of licences.

From 1992, applications for licences were approved by the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation and its successor agencies. Under the Liquor Act 1992, section 142ZZB details the licensees and permittees obligations in providing a safe environment and preserving amenity. If there are any serious concerns by inspectors, the current Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation forward a report to a relevant agency to investigate.

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Queensland State Archives Series ID 1177, Licensed Premises Reports [Health]
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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