The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) processes and determines temporary limited and major event licences for Melbourne and Victorian events including Good Food and Wine, Good Beer Week, The Royal Melbourne Show and Spring Racing Carnival. Important information on how to apply for a new licence is on this page.
We recommend event organisers contact the VCGLR whilst planning an event and before you apply for a new licence. Event organisers and managers can coordinate with a Licensing Officer who will provide direction on application requirements, content and approval timelines. The Major Events Licensing team can be contacted via completing the contact us form page.
Event organisers should allow a minimum of six to eight weeks for the VCGLR to review and process temporary limited licence applications or major event applications. Timeframes specific to the event can be discussed with the Licensing Officer managing the application process.
Details on how to apply for a new licence is included in the major event licence application form (PDF, 570KB).
When submitting an application for a major event, please provide the following event information
Please click through for information regarding temporary events.
For information about the application fee for a major event licence, see the Liquor licence fees.
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Planning a major event? Remember to contact the VCGLR at least two months prior.