IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Disaster is currently in place across Victoria. For more information, see: COVID-19 information for licensees
The Victorian Government has extended the freeze on granting new liquor licence applications to trade after 1am in local governments areas of Melbourne (including Docklands), Stonnington, Yarra and Port Phillip, until 30 June 2021.
During this time, applications for licences to trade past 1am in these areas will be assessed against the Decision making guidelines - restrictions on late night licences. (PDF, 316.05 KB)
Applications in the local government areas of:
Applications for local government areas other than those listed.
Applications for the grant, relocation and variation of the following licence types:
Applications, relocations or variations of the following licence types:
Applications for the grant, relocation or variation of permanent liquor licences should satisfy the VCGLR that:
is used as an accommodation hotel, or,
is a venue that supplies liquor for consumption on the premises provided food is available at all times when alcohol is supplied
patron capacity does not exceed 200
the economic and social benefit of granting the licence will outweigh the impact of alcohol misuse and abuse and community amenity
a management plan (PDF 144KB) is in place.
For venues that provide live music applications should satisfy the VCGLR that: