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The packaged liquor licence required depends on the hours you wish to trade.
Ordinary trading hours for a packaged liquor licence are:
Download and complete the *Packaged liquor licence application kit (PDF, 1.81 MB). Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.
A late night (packaged liquor) licence authorises the retail supply of alcohol in packaged containers for off-premises consumption after 1am.
Businesses wishing to trade on a packaged liquor licence past 1am.
Please note that there is currently a freeze on late night licence applications in the Local Government areas of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra. For more information, see Late night freeze.
To apply for a late night (packaged liquor) licence, Download and complete the *Late night (packaged liquor) licence application kit (PDF, 1.93 MB). Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.
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