Current COVID-19 restrictions
The restrictions that apply for liquor, gaming and wagering premises in Tasmania are under regular review, subject to public health advice. You can review current business restrictions here.
Recently announced changes are shown below.
Dancing and stand-up drinking
Standing and drinking alcohol and/or dancing is now permitted by up to 100 people at indoor premises and 250 people in outdoor premises (subject to existing caps and density requirements). If the existing density limit of one person per 2 square metres allows, there may be additional patrons in the indoor or outdoor area, as long as they are not standing and drinking alcohol or dancing.
This applies to premises where either a liquor licence or a liquor permit is in place.
Where practicable, people should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
Check this page for more information.
Premises where alcohol is sold for consumption on the premises must keep contact details for an individual or at least one member of a group, where patrons stay 15 minutes or more.
Refer to the fact sheet on this page for more information.
The organisers of all public events in Tasmania must apply public health requirements to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading at an event.
If you are planning an event involving the sale and consumption of liquor, please review a summary of the requirements here. Go to Business Tasmania for more information.
To keep up-to-date go to:
Meeting the requirements
Liquor and gambling operators are responsible for making sure their premises is safe for staff and patrons. This includes taking action to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Listed below are some things you should do to make your premises safe.
- Review our Q&As for all premises in a COVID safe environment.
- Review your COVID-19 Safety Plan to make sure it is up-to-date.
- Review the COVID Safe Workplace Guidelines (for hospitality and for gambling) to ensure you are complying with the minimum standards for your workplace.
Concerns or complaints - What to do
If you are a licensee, staff member or a member of the public and you observe an incident or become aware of an issue that you think does not comply with the current requirements, you may direct your concern or complaint to one of the following organisations.
|Incident or issue||Contact|
|Sale or service of liquor in a licensed premises, such as non-compliance with Responsible Service of Alcohol obligations||Liquor and Gaming Branch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Liquor complaint form|
|Excessive noise from bands or recorded music coming from a licensed premises|
Your Local Council:
Tasmanian Council Directory
|Illegal sale of liquor, intoxication in a public place, or issues of public annoyance||Call the non‑emergency Police Assistance Line 131 444|
|The conduct of gaming or wagering activities in premises|
Talk to the manager/licensee of the premises where the issue occurred
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete a Gaming or Wagering complaint form
|Workplace COVID-19 safety issues, such as non-compliance with physical distancing or the number of customers allowed at any one time in a premises ||WorkSafe Tasmania via email: email@example.com|
|Concerns regarding non-compliance with COVID‑19 quarantine requirements or gatherings, indoor and outdoor, where the number of people exceeds the current restrictions, such as too many people at a BBQ||https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/ or call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738|