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Fees and penalties increase from 1 July 2016

a $20 note, two $2 coins, a $1 coin and a 50 cent piece sitting on a copy of the VCGLR fees and fines factsheet

Increases to gambling and liquor fees and penalties will come into effect on 1 July 2016.

The increase is a result of indexation under the Monetary Units Act 2004 with fee and penalty unit increases determined for each financial year.

New fee and penalty amounts

The values for a fee unit and a penalty unit have been approved for the 2016-17 financial year and are as follows:

  • the value of a fee unit rose from $13.60 to $13.94
  • the value of a penalty unit rose from $151.67 $155.46.

For the fee amounts for the 2016-17 financial year, download the Gambling fees fact sheet and Liquor licence fees fact sheet.

Information on gambling related breaches can be viewed on the Gambling and gambling related offences page. For liquor related breaches and associated penalties download the breaches under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

What does the increase mean?

The increases to application fees and penalties/ infringements for non-compliance occur immediately from 1 July 2016. All submissions after this date will be required to pay the increased amount.

Renewal liquor licence fee increases will take effect when payable by 31 December 2016.

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.

Want to know more?

The 2016 fees and penalty units were published in the Victorian Government Gazette - 14 April 2016 and applies to applications and breaches under Victorian Gambling and Liquor legislation and regulations.

More information about the increase of fees and penalties can be found via the Department of Treasury and Finance indexation fees and penalties pages.

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