IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Emergency is currently in place across Victoria. For more information, see: COVID-19 information for licensees
Any person or organisation that intends to conduct gaming activities, work in the gaming industry, or supply liquor in Victoria must apply for a licence or permit.
Applicants are advised to lodge liquor licence applications at least eight weeks in advance. If applying for a major event licence, event organisers should allow a minimum of three months for the VCGLR to review and process the application. The time taken to process will vary depending on a range of factors including the complexity of the application and any objections which may be raised.
To apply for a gaming licence or permit, click on the industry type that best suits you:
Visit our What liquor licence do I need? page and use our liquor licence selector tool to find out which liquor licence suits your scenario or business.
The type of licence required will depend on the type of event or business you are running and how you wish to supply the liquor. To apply for a liquor licence or permit, click on the industry type that best suits you:
If you are unsure if you need a liquor licence, watch the short video below to learn more.
Transcript for Do I need a liquor licence? video.