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Over and above, Compliance exceeds its targets

A VCGLR Inspector, displays identification during an inspection of a licensed premises

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has exceeded its 2015–16 inspection targets by 10 per cent.

Each year, the Victorian Government sets inspection targets for the VCGLR in its Budget Paper No. 3, Service Delivery. Known as “BP3 figures”, these performance measures placed on the VCGLR relate to the regulation of the gambling and liquor industries and harm minimisation. For the VCGLR inspection targets are set for metropolitan and regional venues.

Over the financial year, the VCGLR inspected 11,836 metropolitan venues and 2512 regional venues across Victoria. Inspectors exceeded the metropolitan target by 3.5 per cent and also exceeded the regional target. Both gambling and liquor venues were inspected and are included in the final count.

The regulator has also exceeded its midnight – 7am night-shift target by 0.2 per cent.

Compliance Director for the VCGLR, Stephen Berriman said inspectors continued to develop close working relationships with partner agencies and co-regulators contributing to its success in meeting inspection targets.

“This year we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Victoria Police to identify high risk harms and priorities in metropolitan and regional areas.

Working closely with co-regulators and conducting joint operations further refines our contemporary risk-based, intelligence led inspection model that minimises gambling and alcohol related harms, helping to keep the community safe.

It also identifies greater efficiencies reducing duplication in the supervision of the gambling and liquor industries.”

Mr Berriman said that 2015–16’s joint operations with partner agencies focused on high harm areas such as excluded patrons, intoxicated persons and minors on premises.

The VCGLR is responsible for regulating businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying gambling and liquor. The organisation continues to mature its expertise as a modern regulator, intervening where evidence shows that harm can be reduced.

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