Before applying for a wine and beer producer's licence, there are a few things you need to consider, including licence requirements.
To be eligible to hold this licence, it is a requirement that:
Ordinary trading hours for a wine and beer producer's licence are as follows:
Any person who, at any time, has management or control of the licensed premises must have completed a Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) refresher course in the previous financial year.
Licensees must produce evidence that the training has been completed if requested by Victoria Police or VCGLR Inspectors. It is recommended that a copy of the RSA training certificate be kept on the premises as proof of completion.
A copy of an approved new entrant training certificate for all required persons is needed in order to determine the application.
Data collection and reporting requirements for liquor wholesalers applies. For more information, see Wholesales data reporting.
For information about the application fee for a wine and beer producer's licence, see application fees.
Under Australian laws, it is illegal to use a still (of any capacity) to distil alcohol (e.g. spirits), without an excise manufacturer licence from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Penalties can apply. It is also illegal to buy, make, possess, or sell a still without permission from the ATO if it has a capacity over five litres.
For more information, visit ato.gov.au/stills.