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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
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Standard licence obligations - packaged liquor

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Packaged liquorBottleshop

If you have a packaged liquor licence, you have certain obligations to abide by.

Victoria boasts a vibrant hospitality and tourism industry with a culture of appreciating fine food and entertainment. The sale and enjoyment of alcohol is part of this.

Holding a liquor licence is a privilege, not a right, and selling alcohol comes with very real and serious obligations.

For information about your obligations, download:

These brochures are tailored to your specific licence and provide information about the following:

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • fire safety
  • required signage
  • impact on the surrounding area
  • specific conditions on your licence
  • administration and record keeping
  • Compliance and Audit.
Codes of Conduct

For packaged liquor licensees, it is a condition of your licence that you comply with the Code of Conduct for Packaged Liquor Licence (PDF, 302KB). For more information, please visit the Codes of Conduct for packaged liquor licence page

House rules

The Codes of Conduct for packaged liquor licences has a number of requirements, but in particular, it states that you must develop a set of house rules for your packaged liquor business. These house rules need to cover the obligations and responsibilities of your staff in relation to the responsible serving of alcohol.

Please download the sample set of house rules for packaged liquor licence (PDF, 480KB). You may use this sample as a basis for your own document.

For more information on the requirement of house rules please visit the Codes of Conduct for packaged liquor licence page.  

Page last modified 
11 December 2017