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Apply for a Liquor Licence

Any person or organisation that intends to supply liquor in Victoria must apply for a licence. The type of licence required will depend on the type of applicant and how they wish to supply the liquor.

If you know which licence you require, select the relevant option below and you will be guided to the right application. If you are not sure about which licence or permit is right for you, see 'Select your Licence' below.

Applicants please note: On 19 December, the VCGLR amended its liquor licensing application packs to incorporate customer service improvements and recent changes to legislation. These are available on the VCGLR website.

There will be a three-month grace period where the VCGLR will accept both old and new forms. From 19 March 2015, applications using the old forms will not be accepted.

Select your Licence

If you are not sure about which licence or permit is right for you, this tool will help guide you to the right application.

Temporary Licences

If you are holding a one-off event, or a limited series of events, or you have an existing licence or permit and need to extend your trading hours for a special event.

Permanent Licences

Describes the various permanent licences available for businesses other than clubs to supply alcohol.

Club Licences

Describes the various liquor licences available to clubs.

BYO Permits

Describes the various permits available to allow people to bring their own liquor and consume it on the premises.

Late Night Licences

Describes the various licences available to authorise the supply of alcohol after 1am.

Minor business exemption

If you run one of the following businesses, you may be exempt from holding a liquor licence:

  • bed and breakfast
  • hairdresser
  • florist or gift service
  • butcher
  • cruise ships
  • hospital, residential care services and retirement villages.


To find out if you are eligible, please see Minor business exemption


Find out how you can object to a liquor licence application.


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