Entertainment venue fees

You are required to pay fees when you lodge an Entertainment venue permit application to Brisbane City Council.

Entertainment venue permits are valid for 12 months from the date of approval. The licence is renewable and renewal notices are issued 60 days before expiry.

Application and licence fees

Table summarising application and licence fees.
Application type Licence fees
New application Design requirement + licence fee = total fee
Transfer Licence fee = total fee
Amendment (significant) Design requirement + licence fee = total fee
Licence renewal Licence fee = total fee

Small business fee reduction

If you run a small business, you may be eligible for a small business fee reduction.

Table of fees

Table showing components and fees for entertainment venues and small business fee reduction amount.
Component Category Fee Small business fee reduction
Design requirement   $384.90 100%
Licence fee

Level 1 (or Category A) venue


No discount
  Level 2 (or Category B) venue $548.10 50% for new applications
10% for renewals

Note: in the case of an application to use any premises for more than one licence category, the highest fee category only is payable.

Last updated:18 June 2019