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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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Liquor fees and fines

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Liquor fees are charged for licence applications, and a range of other activities relating to the licensing system.

Any application received by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) must be accompanied by the correct fee. Failure to submit the correct fee will result in the application being returned.

On the 1 July each year, government fees and fines associated with non-compliance are increased automatically.

The increases to application fees and fines for non-compliance with liquor laws occur immediately, while the increases to renewal fees take effect each year when payable by 31 December, irrespective of when the licence is granted. 

Fees

The 2017-18 application fee and renewal amounts came into effect on 1 July 2017. To see a full list of amounts, download the Liquor licence fees fact sheet 2017-18 (PDF, 311KB).

Offences and penalties

The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 allows the issue of infringement notices for specified breaches. They are issued to licensees, underage persons and any person breaching specified sections of the liquor law.

For a list of the 2017-18 liquor-related breaches and associated penalties which are provided for under the Act, download  Breaches under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 fact sheet 2017-18 (PDF, 301KB).

Note: Licensees should be aware that payment of a fine may then be taken into account in any disciplinary proceedings by the VCGLR that seek suspension or cancellation of the licence.

Indexation of fees and penalties

The VCGLR fees fact sheets are based on the Department of Justice and Regulation list of automatically indexed fees and fines.

You can also visit the Department of Treasury and Finance for information on the indexation of fees and penalties.

Visit the Application fees and timing for more information on fees

Page last modified 
12 December 2017