IMPORTANT NOTICE: Stage 3 restrictions are currently still in place. For more information, see:COVID-19 information for licensees
Fees are charged when making an application for a liquor licence, and annually thereafter as provided for under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
Fees are charged when making an application for a liquor licence, when renewing your liquor licence and at other times as outlined under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
The Victorian Government has announced a range of tax relief measures as part of its economic survival package in response to coronavirus, including reimbursing businesses that have paid for a renewable liquor licence for 2020.
For more information, see:2020 liquor licensing fees waivers and refunds
Application fees are due when you submit your application and are not refundable regardless of the outcome of your application. Payment of annual licence renewal fees are due each year by 31 December, irrespective of when your licence was granted.
The annual rate for fees from 1 July 2020 remains unchanged from 2019-20 and is available on the Department of Treasury and Finance website
The following table outlines the application fees from 1 July 2019.
Applicants are advised to lodge liquor licence applications at least eight weeks in advance. The time taken to process an application will vary depending on a range of factors including the complexity of the application and any objections which may be raised.
$148 per licence