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A summary of the role of VCGLR's Compliance Inspectors.
The VCGLR's Compliance Division works in partnership with the industry, Victoria Police, the Commission and other government agencies to build a culture of compliance in the gambling and liquor industries.
Inspections of licensed premises ensure liquor is promoted and sold in a way that encourages responsible drinking. Licensees must meet the obligations of their liquor licence under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998. Obligations may include, but are not limited to:
In accordance with the objectives of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003, inspections of licensed premises will also ensure that:
Compliance Inspectors may also undertake investigations and inspections in relation to community and charitable gaming such as bingo centre operators, raffles or fundraising events.
There are over 40 Compliance Inspectors who monitor licensed premises throughout Victoria 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Compliance Division's key function is to ensure all licensees supply gambling activities and liquor to the community responsibly and in accordance with their mandated accountabilities. This is achieved through widespread inspections across the state with an enforcement response that is professional, proportional, firm and fair.
Information on financial penalties and other sanctions is available on the Compliance and enforcement - liquor licences and Compliance and enforcement - Gambling licences pages.