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Liquor decisions 2015

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) prepares and publishes decisions and reasons for decisions in relation to certain liquor applications and disciplinary action proceedings.

Statements of reasons in relation to liquor decisions made by the VCGLR are communicated as soon as practicable and are published on this page. For 2015 and 2016 searchable decisions, see the austlii website.

If you would like a copy of any of the below decisions in a more accessible format, please submit an enquiry using the contact us form.

Liquor decision - internal review - St Salvador Pty Ltd

On 15 December 2015, the Commission handed down its decision concerning an application by Victoria Police for internal review of a decision to grant a transfer of a restaurant and cafe licence to St Salvador Pty Ltd in respect of the premises known as Beach 162, located at 160 Beach St, Frankston.

The Commission on review has determined to affirm the original decision subject to the conditions outlined at paragraph 72 in the reasons for decision.

For a full copy of the Commission's Decision and Reasons for the Decision, download Reasons for Decision - Liquor decision - internal review - St Salvador Pty Ltd (PDF, 1.86 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Liquorland Surrey Hills

On 11 December 2015, the Commission handed down its decision on an application under section 153 of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 for an internal review of the decision to grant the application by Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd for a packages liquor licence for the premises at 140 Union Road, Surrey Hills.

The Commission has determined to affirm the decision of the Delegate.

For the full Commission Decision and Reasons for the Decision, download Reasons for Decision - Liquor licence - internal review - Liquorland Surrey Hills (PDF, 4.72 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Open Door Pub Co. Pty Ltd

On 10 December 2015, the Commission handed down its decision on an application by Open Door Pub Co. Pty Ltd to vary the times outside ordinary trading hours at which a general licence authorises the supply of liquor in respect to the premises trading as the Duke of Wellington Hotel.

The Commission has determined to set aide the decision of the Delegate and vary the times at which the general licence authorises the supply of liquor, as outlined in paragraph 77 of the Reasons for Decision.

For the full Commission Decision and Reasons for the Decision, download Open Door Pub Co. Pty Ltd (PDF, 2.41 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Castle Hampers Pty Ltd

On 25 November 2015, the Commission handed down its decision in relation to an application by Castle Hampers Pty Ltd for an internal review of a decision to vary the conditions of a renewal limited licence, for premises located at 170-172 Atlantic Drive, Keysborough.

The Commission has determined to vary the conditions of the decision of the Delegate as outlined at Appendix One. For a copy of the Decision, download Liquor decision - internal review - Castle Hampers Pty Ltd (PDF, 374.76 KB).

The Reasons for Decision were released on 21 January 2016. For a full copy download, Reasons for decision - Castle Hampers Pty Ltd (PDF, 2.02 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Chrisco Hampers Australia Ltd

On 25 November 2015, the Commission handed down its decision in relation to an application by Chrisco Hampers Australia Ltd for an internal review of a decision to vary the conditions of a renewal limited licence, for premises located at 170-172 Atlantic Drive, Keysborough.

The Commission has determined to vary the conditions of the decision of the Delegate as outlined at Appendix One. For a copy of the Decision, download Liquor Decision - internal hearing - Chrisco Hampers Australia Ltd (PDF, 376.99 KB).

The Reasons for Decision were released on 21 January 2016. For a full copy download, Reasons for decision - Chrisco Hampers Pty Ltd (PDF, 2.02 MB).

Liquor Decision - internal review - The Late Night Bootleggers

On 19 November 2015, the Commission handed down its decision in the matter of an application by Christopher Dingas under section 153 of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 for an internal review of a Delegate's decision to refuse the application for a renewable limited licence at the premises known as The Late Night Bootleggers situated at 86 Hambleton Street, Middle Park.

The Commission has determined to affirm the decision of the Delegate.

For the full Commission Decision and Reasons for Decision, download Reasons for Decision - Liquor - Internal Review - The Late Night Bootleggers (PDF, 3.45 MB).

Liquor decision - appeal of decision - French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

On 29 September 2015, the Commission handed down its decision in respect of an appeal against a decision of a delegate of the Commission to refuse the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's application to be declared a community or charitable organisation.

The Commission determined to confirm the decision of the delegate.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for decision, download Decision and reasons for decision - French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Liquor decision - internal review - P.B. Activate Pty Ltd

On 3 August 2015, the Commission handed down its decision concerning an application by P.B. Activate Pty Ltd for internal review of a Delegate's decision to refuse to grant a temporary limited licence in respect of the premises known as the Laird Hotel, 149 Gipps Street, Abbotsford.

The Commission on review has determined to set aside the decision of the Delegate and in substitution grant a temporary limited licence as outlined in paragraph 24 of the reasons for decision.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for the decision, download Reasons for decision - Laird Hotel (PDF, 855.95 KB).

Liquor decision - contested application - St Salvador Pty Ltd

On 3 August 2015, the Commission handed down its decision in respect to an application by St Salvador Pty Ltd to transfer an existing restaurant and cafe licence located at 160 Beach Street, Frankston.

The Commission has determined to grant the application subject to conditions outlined in paragraph 85 in the reasons for decision.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for the decision, download the Reasons for decision - contested application - St Salvador Pty Ltd (PDF, 4.26 MB).

If you would like a copy of this publication in a more accessible format, please contact us.

UPDATE: On 15 December 2015, the Commission handed down its decision concerning an application by Victoria Police for internal review of a decision to grant a transfer of a restaurant and cafe licence to St Salvador Pty Ltd in respect of the premises known as Beach 162, located at 160 Beach St, Frankston.

The Commission on review has determined to affirm the original decision subject to the conditions outlined at paragraph 72 in the reasons for decision.

Liquor decision - internal review - Maltese Association Hobsons Bay Inc

On 4 August 2015, the Commission handed down its decision concerning an application by the Maltese Association Hobsons Bay Inc. for internal review of a decision to refuse to grant a variation to a renewable limited licence in respect of the premises located at 21-31 Collins Avenue, Altona East.

The Commission has determined to affirm the decision of the Delegate.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for the decision, download Reasons for decision - Maltese Association Hobsons Bay Inc (PDF, 2.65 MB).

Liquor decision - removal of demerit point - Abesha Ethiopian Restaurant

On 29 July, 2015 the Commission refused an application for the removal of a demerit point recorded in respect of Haftay Gebretsadik Gebru and Mihret Hadush trading as Abesha Ethiopian Restaurant, located at 327 Barkly Street, Footscray.

For a full copy of the Commissioner's decision and reasons for the decision, download Liquor decision - Abesha Ethiopian Restaurant (PDF, 1.12 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - St Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church Inc

On 24 July 2015, the Commission handed down its decision concerning an application for internal review of a decision to refuse to grant a renewable limited licence to St Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church inc, in respect of the premises at 291 Somerville Road, Yarraville.

The Commission determined to set aside the decision of the Delegate and, in substitution, grant the Applicant a renewable limited licence subject to a number of conditions.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for the decision, download Reasons for decision - internal review - St Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church Inc. (PDF, 91.92 KB)

Liquor decision - disciplinary action - Jack Poon (Karaoke Box Hit Studio)

On 22 July 2015, the Commission handed down its decision to take disciplinary action against Jack Poon, licensee of Karaoke Box Hit Studio.

The Commission determined that there were grounds to take disciplinary action and:

  • amended the licence condition relating to crowd controllers as set out in paragraph 30 of the reasons
  • imposed a fine of $10,000 to be paid within three months
  • accepted a written undertaking from the licensee as set out at Appendix A of the reasons.

For full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for the decision, download Jack Poon - Karaoke Box Hit Studio - disciplinary hearing - 22 July 2015 (PDF, 1.27 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Pakenham Racing Club Inc

On 2 July 2015 the Commission made a decision on the application by Pakenham Racing Club Inc for an internal review of a Delegate's decision to refuse to grant a permanent underage authority to the premises trading as the Pakenham Racing Club, Pakenham Racecourse, 420-422 Nar Nar Goon-Longwarry Road Tynong.

The Commission has determined to affirm the decision of the Delegate.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for decision, download Reasons for decision - Pakenham Racing Club (PDF, 1.09 MB).

Liquor decision - disciplinary action - Eureka Geelong Hotel Pty Ltd trading as Eureka Sportz Saloon Bar

On 29 June 2015, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (the Commission) handed down its Reasons for Decision for an inquiry into whether there were grounds to take disciplinary action against Eureka Geelong Hotel Pty Ltd, trading as Eureka Sportz Saloon Bar.

The Commission determined that there were grounds to take disciplinary action under section 93(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

The Commission determined to impose a fine of $5000 and to accept a written undertaking subject to the following conditions (as set out in paragraph 25 of the Reasons):

"The Licensee shall not cause or permit any advertising or promotional material that is likely to encourage irresponsible consumption of alcohol or include reference to universities, students or students holidays."

For the full Commission decision and reasons for decision, download Eureka Sportz Saloon Bar - Reasons for Decision (PDF, 1.84 MB).

Liquor - internal hearing - Trentham IGA Plus Liquor

On 23 June 2015 the Commission made a decision on the application by Grenville Trading Pty Ltd trading as Trentham IGA Plus Liquor for an internal review of a Delegate's decision to refuse to vary the conditions of a packaged liquor licence in respect of the premises known as the Trentham IGA Plus Liquor, located at 28 High Street, Trentham.

The Commission has determined to affirm the decision of the Delegate.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for decision, download Reasons for decision - Trentham IGA Plus Liquor (PDF, 730.99 KB).

Liquor decision - internal review - GDL VIC Pty Ltd trading as Noble Experiment

On 20 May 2015, the Commission determined to vary the decision of the Delegate by extending the external kerbside trading hours to 1am at approved premises trading as the Noble Experiment situated at 284 Smith Street, Collingwood.

In all other respects the decision of the Delegate is affirmed.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for decision, download Reasons for decision - the Noble Experiment (PDF, 237.28 KB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Paul Francis Walsh ta Fish On Line Design

On 14 May 2015, the Commission affirmed a decision to grant a renewable limited licence to Mr Paul Francis Walsh trading as Fish On Line Design at 28 Cox Street, Port Fairy.

For a full copy of the Commission's decision and reasons for the decision, download Fish On Line - Decision and reasons for decision (PDF, 1.38 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Asian Beer Cafe

On 15 May 2015, the Commission handed down a decision regarding an internal review of a decision to issue a notice, banning specific advertising and promotion at the premises trading as the Asian Beer Cafe, situated at Lot 3/311 Melbourne Central, Corner Swanston and La Trobe Street, Melbourne.

The Commission on review has determined to vary the decision of the Delegate by amending the terms of the notice.

For a full copy of the Commission's reasons and conditions relating to the decision, download Asian Beer Cafe - internal review (PDF, 1.24 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - B&H Lightfoot & Sons Pty Ltd

On 13 May 2015, the Commission confirmed a decision to allow a variation of the conditions of a wine and beer producer's licence in respect of the premises known as Lightfoot & Sons at 717 Calulu Road, Bairnsdale.

For a full copy of the decision and reasons for the decision, download Reasons for decision - internal review - B&H Lightfoot & Sons Pty Ltd (PDF, 1.09 MB).

Liquor decision - removal of demerit point - Golden Eden Pty Ltd

On 12 May, 2015 the Commission granted an application for the removal of a demerit point recorded in respect of the premises located at Lower Floor, 124 Little Bourke Street Melbourne.

For a full copy of the Commissioner's decision and reasons for the decision, download Reasons for decision - Golden Eden Pty Ltd (PDF, 1.12 MB) (PDF, 1.11MB) and Corrigendum - Golden Eden Pty Ltd (PDF, 104.06 KB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Yamato Japanese Restaurant Pty Ltd

On 12 May 2015, the Commission handed down a decision regarding an internal review of a decision to grant a restaurant and cafe licence for the premises known as the Yamato Japanese Restaurant, located at Shop 2, 377 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

The Commission on review has determined to vary the decision of the Delegate with respect to the trading hours permitted and to place an additional condition on the licence.

For a full copy of the Commission's reasons and conditions relating to the decision, download Yamato Japanese Restaurant Pty Ltd - internal review (PDF, 1.24 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Sub Lounge and Restaurant

On 26 March 2015, the Commission handed down a decision regarding an internal review of a decision to refuse a renewal for liquor licence (#31917454) at the premises known as the Sub Lounge and Restaurant, located at The Basement South East, Corner Bourke Street and Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

The Commission on review has determined to vary the decision of the Delegate.

For a full copy of the Commission's reasons and conditions relating to the decision, download Pacific Shopping Centres Australia Pty Ltd - Sub Lounge and Restaurant - internal review (PDF, 344.61 KB).

Liquor decision - internal review - High Country Wine Cellars

On 27 February 2015, the Commission handed down a decision regarding an internal review of a decision made to refuse an application to vary a renewable limited licence, made by the Licensee, for the premises known as High Country Wine Cellars, located at 60 High Street, Mansfield.

The Commission on review has determined to set aside the decision of the Delegate and vary the licence in accordance with the conditions set out in paragraph 14.

For a full copy of the Commission's reasons and conditions relating to the decision, download High Country Wine Cellars 120227 (PDF, 633.68 KB).

Liquor decision - internal review - The General Assembly South Wharf crafted by Matilda Bay

On 24 February 2015, the Commission handed down a decision regarding an internal review of a a decision to grant an application to vary the category of licence from a Restaurant and Café Licence to an On Premises Licence held by Dog at the Bridge trading as The General Assembly South Wharf crafted by Matilda Bay.

The Commission has determined to overturn the decision of the delegate, grant the variation and impose special conditions on the licence.

For full copy of the Commission's reasons and conditions relating to the decision, download Dog at the Bridge trading as The General Assembly South Wharf crafted by Matilda Bay - internal review (PDF, 1.43 MB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Samantha Pty Ltd

On 15 February 2015, the Commission handed down its decision affirming the decision to grant a licence for the premises known as In A Rush Cafe, located at 2/390 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

For full copy of the Commission's reasons and conditions relating to the decision, download Samantha Pty Ltd - Reasons for decision (PDF, 429.49 KB).

Liquor decision - internal review - Cluden Cricket Club

On 15 January 2015, the Commission handed down its reasons for decision for an internal review of a delegate's decision to vary the category and conditions of a liquor licence for the premises known as the Cluden Cricket Club, located at 80 William Street, Brighton.

The original application sought to extend the trading hour and licensed trading area of the premises. The Commission on review varied the original decision and imposed a condition requiring that the external trading area be clearly defined with a barrier and signage. The Commission also removed a condition requiring an Alcohol Management Policy to be submitted, as this has already been met. In all other respects, the Commission affirmed the original decision.

For full copy of the Commission's reasons and conditions relating to the decision, download Cluden Cricket Club 28 January 2015 (PDF, 2.91 MB).

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