IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Disaster is currently in place across Victoria. For more information, see: COVID-19 information for licensees
Victoria Police and VCGLR's Compliance Division are working together in order to schedule planned inspections of licensed premises. However, each agency operates independently so while information will be shared, both agencies may decide to visit a licensed premises for different reasons.
Compliance Inspectors cover all areas in both metropolitan and regional Victoria, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They are able to visit a premises at any time they are open for business. These visits may be unannounced or pre-arranged with the licensee. However, if a Compliance Inspector has an appropriate warrant, they are able to enter a licensed premises at any time.
Compliance Inspectors conduct inspections to assess licensees' compliance with Victoria's liquor laws, including any liquor licence conditions specific to each licensed premises.