Hospitality, tourism and gaming

Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming

Drawing on over 25 years experience advising North Queensland businesses in the tourism, hospitality and gaming sectors

Hospitality, tourism and gaming are all significant industry sectors in Cairns and North Queensland and each is highly regulated.  Our lawyers know the burden that this regulation places on operators of all sizes and are committed to delivering expert and valuable legal services to our clients in this area to help them achieve their commercial objectives whilst still meeting their legal, compliance and community obligations.  At Miller Harris Lawyers, you will have access to a range of lawyers with broad and varied tourism law experience.

Whether you are a hotelier, licensed club, property developer, owner and operator, restaurateur, brewer, wholesaler, entertainment venue and nightclub operator or landlord, we know the specific issues relevant to your industry and can help you maintain compliance in a way that does not distract from the delivery of your service.

Legal services we provide to hospitality, tourism and gaming clients are outlined below.

We offer legal advice and services for:

Liquor and gaming machine licensing

Miller Harris Lawyers can assist you in either obtaining or managing liquor and gaming licenses. We know how to smoothly negotiate the various application processes for new and amended licenses, allowing you time to focus on developing your business.

Defence and prosecutions

Should you be found to be in breach of licensing regulations, Miller Harris Lawyers can assist you with the development of an informed and thorough defence.

Travel agents and tour operators

Specific licensing and regulatory requirements apply to travel agents and tour operators and depending on the nature of your business, marine and fishing licensing and regulation may also be relevant. By first gaining an in-depth understanding of your business, we are able to advise you on the relevant regulatory requirements and assist with ensuring your business remains compliant.

Regulatory advice

Our commercial team at Miller Harris Lawyers is committed to remaining up to date with the latest rules and regulations surrounding the hospitality, tourism and gaming industries. We invest significant resources into staying abreast of regulatory changes and proactively work with clients to ensure they remain compliant at all times and can make changes to business operations to ensure compliance as and when necessary.

Meet the experts in
Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming

Sean Walsh


Sean is an experienced business and commercial lawyer, having practised exclusively in these areas for almost 30 years.

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Nigel Hales


Nigel is the only Queensland Law Society accredited property law specialist in Cairns.

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Rachelle Parker

Senior Associate

Rachelle is one of our commercial lawyers based in our Mareeba office.  She primarily practices in the area of commercial and property law.

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Lauren Doktor

Senior Associate

Lauren is a commercial and property lawyer with a broad range of experience in business, commercial and property law.

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