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Sexually explicit entertainment in licensed venues

The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 defines 'sexually explicit entertainment' to mean live entertainment that may be performed for an audience, by a person performing an act of an explicit sexual nature.

Licensees providing sexually explicit entertainment on the licensed premises must use the form below to notify the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) within 21 days of providing such entertainment. A penalty applies for failing to notify the VCGLR.

You can apply by downloading the Notification for the provision of sexually explicit entertainment on licensed premises (PDF, 366KB) application form.

Changes to the fee structure for sexually explicit entertainment venues came into effect on 1 January 2010. Licence fees for these venues will be higher if there are one or more paid infringements or successful prosecutions for responsible service of alcohol offences recorded against the licensed premises.

The following offences will impact the annual renewal fees:

  • supplying alcohol to an intoxicated person
  • permitting a drunk or disorderly person on the premises
  • supplying alcohol to a minor, other than as permitted
  • permitting a minor on licensed premises.

In calculating the fees, the compliance history over a 12-month period - between 1 October to 30 September - will determine the level of fee payable by a sexually explicit entertainment venue.

You can download the Liquor licence fees (PDF, 224KB) fact sheet for the current fee amounts.


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