COVID-19 advice for events at UQ

In line with current government advice, UQ has cancelled all events that are not essential to our teaching and/or research programs. This includes student, academic and public events on and off-campus. This directive will remain in place until 30 June 2020, unless otherwise advised. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Visit the COVID-19 page for information and advice for the UQ community. 

If you're planning to have alcohol at your event or function, you need to apply for approval.

Applying for approval

The Vice-Chancellor or delegate must provide written approval for anyone to bring, keep or consume intoxicating liquor at any UQ location (except licensed premises).

You will need to complete the PDF or RTF form: 

You must submit the form at least 2 weeks before the event. You must have it signed by the:

  • event convenor
  • UQ authority responsible for approving the function, such as the Campus Manager, Union Manager, Head of School or Dean.

You may need a Community Liquor Permit if you supply alcohol, whether it's sold directly or supplied indirectly through tickets, entry and admission charges or other means. After your application is processed, Security will tell you if you also need to apply for a Community Liquor Permit through the Queensland Government Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).

Complying with alcohol policies

All alcohol usage must be in accordance with the:

Your event must meet the requirements for:

  • alcohol advertising
  • expected consumption
  • certification for servers
  • crowd control by a licensed, UQ-approved security provider.

The Queensland Government has further information on: