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ANZAC Day trading restrictions

Trading hours on ANZAC Day vary for different gaming or liquor licences.

Gaming on ANZAC Day is only permitted during the same hours as when the supply of liquor is allowed, as stated on a venue’s liquor licence. Venues must hold either a General (or Late Night (General)) liquor licence or Full Club licence for gaming activity to occur. Operating gaming machines outside of trading hours is an offence and may result in enforcement action.

Licensees should note however that there are  current restrictions in place in response to coronavirus, including that registered and licensed clubs; licensed premises including hotels and pubs, entertainment venues and cinemas, casinos and nightclubs, gaming or gambling venues and adult entertainment premises must all close.

For more information and updates as to when this restriction will cease, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for licensees

Liquor licence trading

Check the trading hours specified on your liquor licence for the day before ANZAC Day to ensure that you’re authorised to trade once ANZAC Day starts at midnight.

Late night trading venues such as nightclubs, pubs and bars across Victoria that would normally trade between 3am and midday are required to cease the supply of liquor at 3am on ANZAC Day.

For example, if ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday, a licence that shows Saturday trading until 5am the following day is not authorised to trade past 3am.

Please note however that licensed liquor venues, other than bottle shops are not currently permitted to be open. Some licensed venues are permitted to supply alcohol for takeaway or delivery.

For more information and updates as to when this restriction will cease, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for licensees

Temporary limited and major event licences

Applications for major event licences for ANZAC Day are not currently being considered due to COVID-19 restrictions. For information on temporary limited licences at this time, see:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for licensees

If you have been granted a licence for a temporary or major event and that event has been, or is likely to be, postponed due to coronavirus, we may be able to move your licence to a new date, free of charge. If you are cancelling your event and your application has already been assessed and a licence granted, please note that processes to refund application fees are still under consideration.

We must be satisfied that the supply of liquor is connected to commemorative activities and will be consistent with the solemn observance of the day. For details on how to apply for a temporary limited or major event licence, see:
Apply for a temporary limited licence

A signed letter from the RSL club or Sub-branch must also be provided which provides support for the proposed event, date of event, time of event.

Returned and Services League (RSL) Clubs and Sub-branches

RSL clubs and sub-branches may apply for an extension to ordinary trading hours on ANZAC day.

Exemptions to ANZAC Day restrictions
RSL and its sub-branches See information above.
Wineries Wineries that are authorised to trade before midday on ANZAC Day as shown on thie liquor licence are able to do so. 
Residents and guests of residents in licensed premises as well as guests of licensees Supply of liquor in these circumstances is not considered to disturb the public commemoration of ANZAC Day.
Liquor supplied by airlines aboard aircraft or by duty free retailers The servicing of aircrafts and the sale of liquor through duty free outlets to international travellers is not affected.
Pre-retail licence As pre-retail licensees cannot supply liquor to the general public, they are not considered to pose a risk to the commemoration of ANZAC Day.

 

Licensees should note however that there are current restrictions in place in response to coronavirus, For more information and updates as to when these restrictions will cease, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for licensee

 

Two up

Two up may be played at an approved RSL club, sub-branch, or any venue used by the RSL to commemorate ANZAC Day. Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 two up can only be played on ANZAC Day or in the seven days leading up to ANZAC Day.

The Victorian State Branch approves all RSL club and sub-branch applications to play two up. This includes two up games on ANZAC Day itself and commemorative functions seven days prior to ANZAC Day.

Submissions

Submissions can be sent to GPO 1988, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, or via the contact us enquiry form

Page last modified 
2 April 2020