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A summary of Victoria Police's role in gambling and liquor regulation.
Victoria Police have responsibility for the ongoing enforcement of liquor laws. Their role in liquor licensing includes:
Victoria Police may lodge an objection against an application on the grounds that:
Victoria Police also play a significant role in addressing issues of concern in the ongoing operation of licensed premises, and take part in local liquor licensing forums. Visit the Liquor licensing forums and accords page for more information.
The VCGLR and Victoria Police’s Joint Enforcement Strategy (PDF, 464.49 KB) provides a high-level framework to outline a unified approach as to how each organisation enforces compliance with the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act).