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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
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Good Friday trading

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Trading hours on Good Friday vary for different liquor or gaming licences. 

To see your Good Friday (also known as Easter Friday) trading hours, check the details on your current liquor licence and any special conditions which may restrict your trading hours. Generally:

  • Licensees with a general, on-premises, restaurant and cafe or club licence can supply liquor on Good Friday between 12noon and 11pm.
  • Licensees that have been granted a coronavirus Temporary Limited Licence can supply liquor on Good Friday between 10am and 11pm (other than those granted to packaged liquor licensees)
  • Packaged liquor licensees cannot trade on Good Friday unless it is specified on your licence. 
  • Producers licensees can supply liquor on Good Friday between 10am and 11pm.

Licensees should also be aware of current restrictions in place in response to coronavirus, including temporary limited licence limitations for takeaway and delivery of liquor.

For more information, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for licensees

Your current liquor licence should be printed and placed in a visible position inside your venue.

If you’re confused about your trading and liquor licence obligations over the Easter period, or specifically for Good Friday, please contact us.

This information is for existing licence holders and not for people who want to make an application to trade on Good Friday. 

Gaming venues

No additional requirements apply to a venue operators licence for Good Friday under the Gambling Regulation Act 2003.  Gaming venues are required to comply with both their liquor licence and any obligations outlined in their venue operators licence.

Page last modified 
9 April 2020