Information and process for issuing temporary limited and major event licences.
We process and determine temporary limited and major event licences for Melbourne and Victorian events. These include Good Food and Wine, Good Beer Week, The Royal Melbourne Show and Spring Racing Carnival.
Event organisers and managers can coordinate with a Licensing Officer who will provide direction on application requirements, content and approval timelines.
We recommend event organisers contact us when planning an event, and before submitting liquor licence applications. To contact the major events licensing team please submit an enquiry using the contact us form.
Event organisers should allow a minimum of three months for the VCGLR to review and process these applications. Timeframes specific to the event can be discussed with the Licensing Officer managing the process.
The VCGLR prefers event organisers discuss their event requirements directly with a Licensing Officer. During these discussions, the event organiser and Licensing Officer will determine timeframes for submission, processing and return to the event organiser.
Many event organisers will submit applications in bulk on behalf of their event participants.
Provide the following event information:
For information about the application fee for a major event licence, please see the Application fees and timing page.
Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the Major event application form which can be downloaded below.
Planning a major event organisers (5K+ patrons)? Contact the VCGLR at least three months prior.