To help support new entrants to the industry, the VCGLR has the following key information and guidelines for new licensees.
On this page you will find links to information about your obligations relating to live music venues.
The following pages provide compliance and enforcement information related to liquor licences.
Licensees need to be aware of their responsibilities not to allow drunk, violent or quarrelsome persons to enter or remain on their licensed premises. This page provides information on banning or barring patrons.
Liquor licence fees are a standard business cost for all licensees, and as such all licensees should factor this fee into their business planning.
The VCGLR takes compliance and enforcement action against licensed premises that are found to be non-compliant with their licence conditions.
Licensed premises that provide live music entertainment and currently have licence conditions requiring crowd controllers when live music is provided. They can also apply to have their licence conditions varied. There is no fee for this application.
Liquor licences are due for renewal by 31 December each year irrespective of when the licence is granted. Each licence incurs a separate fee and a number of factors determine how much a licensee is required to pay.
This page summarises the results of prosecutions by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) for the 2014-2015 financial year.
Liquor fees are charged for licence applications, and a range of other activities relating to the licensing system.