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Liquor signage

Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act), licensees are required to display certain signage (also referred to as posters) around their licensed premises. 

These posters are available to download (below). Printing guidelines apply. The VCGLR will no longer automatically mail posters to licensees and permittees.  

Make sure you have the correct signage

Please ensure you have the most up-to-date signage by checking the keycode (located in the bottom left-hand corner of the poster) against the keycode listed on the website.

This information is also available in the Required signage for licensed premises fact sheet (PDF, 1.6MB).

Note: All mandatory liquor signage was updated on 1 December 2016. Please replace your existing posters with those shown below.

Mandatory signage for licensed premises

Download your signage by clicking on the images below

VCGLR0022016V1

Required for the following licence categories:

  • General, including late night (general)
  • On-premises, including late night (on-premises)
  • On-premises (with restaurant conditions)
  • Restaurant and cafe
  • Club (full and restricted)
  • Packaged liquor, including late night (packaged liquor)
  • Wine and beer producer's (previously vigneron's)
  • Limited
  • BYO permit

VCGLR00042016V1

Required for the following licence categories:

  • General, including late night (general)
  • On-premises, including late night (on-premises)
  • On-premises (with restaurant conditions)
  • Restaurant and cafe
  • Club (full and restricted)
  • Packaged liquor, including late night (packaged liquor)
  • Wine and beer producer's (previously vigneron's)
  • Limited

VCGLR0032016V1

Required for the following licence categories:

  • General, including late night (general)
  • On-premises, including late night (on-premises)

VCGLR0012016V1

Required for the following licence categories:

  • Packaged liquor, including late night (packaged liquor)

VCGLR0052016V1

Required for the following licence categories:

  • BYO permit (party buses)

VCGLR0062016V1

Required for the following licence categories:

  • BYO permit (party buses)
DirectLine signage

Required for the following licence categories:

  • Packaged liquor, including late night (packaged liquor)

As stated in the Packaged liquor Code of Conduct, holders of these licences must also display the free call number for Directline (counselling, information and referral line for people with alcohol and drug problems - 1800 888 236).

There are also useful voluntary signs that you may wish to display in your venue. You can order these from the VCGLR.

Frequently asked questions

What posters have changed?

The following posters have been updated to reflect the doubling of fines applicable for various offences relating to the supply of liquor to minors.

  • ‘Under 18? No Supply’
  • ‘Under 18? Can you enter?’
  • ‘Do not attempt to buy liquor for under 18s’
  • ‘Under 18? No supply (Party Bus)’
How do I know if I have the correct version of a poster?
Check the keycode (located in the bottom left-hand corner of the poster) against the keycode on the VCGLR website to ensure you are using the current version.
What is the penalty for not displaying the correct liquor poster(s)?

Licensees must display any notice that the Commission requires to be displayed on the licensed premises. A list of posters currently required to be displayed on licensed premises can be found above. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the website to ensure that they are displaying the most up-to-date posters and meeting their regulatory requirements.

The maximum penalty for non-display of signs exceeds $777 under section 102 of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

What are the printing requirements?
  • Posters must be printed in the original form as downloaded from the VCGLR website. No modification to the form or content of the posters is permitted.
  • Posters must be printed in colour on A4 (210 x 297mm) paper.
  • Posters must be printed at a sufficient quality to ensure that the key number at the bottom left is clearly legible by VCGLR inspectors.
  • Posters must be displayed so that the information contained in them is clearly visible to the public.

Poster printing instructions

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