As part of the VCGLRs commitment to ongoing improvement, we are changing the liquor licence application process. We now require applicants to provide evidence to show all directors have been disclosed.
We have also created a new declaration of associates form to make it clearer to applicants who they are required to list as their associates. This applies to either a new licence, transfer of a licence or approval of a new director.
These changes will be rolled out in December and have been recommended by the Victorian Auditor General’s review of the VCGLR’s existing process. These changes ensure a more rigorous examination of whether industry participants are suitable to hold a licence.
The declaration of associates form is being updated to reflect the new requirements and will be available in early December, along with the other changes.
The new form must be completed by all applicants and where an applicant is a body corporate each director of the body corporate.
To assist the Commission in ensuring that all directors of a company have been disclosed in an application, all applicants must provide a current and historical company extract with their application.
The cost of purchasing a current and historical company extract from the Australian Security and Investments Commission website is $19 (as at October 2017).
Club applicants must provide their certificate of incorporation, rules and the minutes of the most recent meeting confirming the committee members.
Applications without the correct documentation will not be accepted.