In the Noosa area:
- An entertainment venue does not include a shop, or a premises licensed under the Liquor Act 1992
In the Caloundra and Maroochy areas: There are no local law licensing requirements to operate an Entertainment Venue in the Caloundra and Maroochy areas. However the following related applications may be applicable:
You must ensure your venue has the relevant Development Approval. Contact council for more information.
- Caloundra area - All venues proposing to provide indoor entertainment require development approval under Councils Caloundra City Plan 2004. These use require a Material Change of Use Code or Impact Assessment depending on the precinct on which the proposed venue is located - refer to Caloundra City Plan 2004. You can also access Councils PD Online for more information.
- Maroochy area - Any place that is open to the public for entertainment , including recreation or amusement, regardless of whether or not a fee is charged for admission is managed through the former Maroochy Shire Council Planning Scheme.
Do you intend to, or already operate a food business? If yes, you may also require a Food Business licence. For further information, refer to the Fixed Food Business information.
Do you intend to, or already have any advertising signs/devices erected? If yes, refer to the Advertising Sign information.
Building or Plumbing Approval
Do you intend to build additional structures on site? If yes, you may need to obtain building approval, either from Council or a private certifier.
Business name registrationQueensland Government Office of Fair Trading.
If you are registering a new business name you will need to contact the
Contact Liquor Licensing Division for Liquor Licence enquiries.