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All mandatory liquor signage was updated on 29 June 2018. Please replace your existing posters with those shown below.
To ensure you have the most up-to-date signage by checking the keycode (located in the bottom left-hand corner of the sign) against the keycode listed on the website (see drop down licence categories below). This information is also available in the Liquor licensing fact sheet - required signage for licensed premises (PDF, 1.52 MB).
Printing guidelines apply (see below). Signage needs to be printed in colour.
The VCGLR no longer automatically mail signage to licensees and permittees.
Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act), licensees are required to display certain signage (also referred to as posters or notices) around their licensed premises.
Mandatory signage is grouped in packs by licence category. Download your signage by clicking on the name of your licence category below:
Download your signage pack here - Packaged liquor (including late night packaged liquor)
VCGLR0012018V1 VCGLR0022018V1 VCGLR0042018V1
Download your signage pack here - General (including late night general)
VCGLR0022018V1 VCGLR0032018V1 VCGLR0042018V1
Download your signage pack here - On-premises (including late night on-premises)
VCGLR0022018V1 VCGLR0032018V1 VCGLR0042018V1
Download your signage pack here - On-premises with restaurant conditions
Download your signage pack here - Restaurant and cafe
Download your signage pack here - Club (full and restricted)
Download your signage pack here - Producer's
Download your signage pack here - Limited licences
Download your signage pack here - BYO permit
Download your signage pack here - BYO permit - Party Bus
The following signage is optional for liquor licensees. Download your signage by clicking on the images below or if you wish to download all signs you can via the - Optional signage pack.
The VCGLR will also mail out copies of this poster upon request.
This optional sign can be displayed by licensees with temporary limited licences and liquor quantity limitations to let patrons know how much liquor they can purchase for takeaway or delivery.
Download Current alcohol limits
This optional sign can be displayed by restaurant and cafe licensees with trading restrictions to let patrons know that they must purchase food with any takeaway or delivery of liquor.
Download Takeaway alcohol with food
This optional sign can be displayed by licensees with delivery conditions to let patrons, staff and delivery drivers know the laws around delivery of liquor.
Download Delivering Liquor?
This optional sign can be displayed to let patrons know venue staff are able to arrange a lift to ensure they get home safely.
Download Need a lift?(A3 version)
We encourage gaming venues to display this optional sign at the entrance/s to the gaming room floor. This is to advise those entering that children can not walk through the gaming floor to access other areas of the venue.
Download No children (A3 version)
This optional sign has been designed to notify patrons they can be asked to leave if they abuse staff. If they refuse to leave, they can face hefty fines.
Download Don't abuse staff (A3 version)
This optional sign advises patrons that the venue provides free water. Offering free water is an important part of the responsible service of alcohol as it helps patrons slow down their rate of intoxication and provide an alternative to consuming alcohol.
Licensed venues that supply alcohol for consumption on-site are required to provide free drinking water to their patrons.
Download - Free water available (A3 version)
This optional sign advises that buying or supplying liquor to under 18s is illegal.
Download Buy or supply liquor for under 18s is illegal
This is optional sign designed to assist staff when asking for identification.
Download If you look under 25 we will ask you for ID
This optional sign is for licensees to display in their premises and explains the consequences of being served a 'barring order' by licensees, responsible persons or Victoria Police.
Barring orders can be served on drunk, violent or quarrelsome patrons.
Once a person is served with a barring order, they must leave the venue and its vicinity immediately and cannot return until the barring order expires. If a person does not comply with the barring order, Victoria Police may issue them with an on-the-spot fine.
Download Barring Powers
This is an optional sign designed to remind staff about RSA obligations and techniques of how to refuse service. We encourage you to display this optional sign in your staff room, kitchen or training room where it is visible to staff.
Download RSA principles
This is an optional sign designed to assist you to manage alcohol in your venue or at your club, by educating your patrons on where they may or may not consume alcohol.
Download Warning No alcohol past this point
This is a optional sign designed to assist club licensees to remind guests to sign in to ensure your sign-in requirements are met.
Download Signing in
We encourage you to display this optional sign in your club once you have completed the Start of Season Self -Audit.
Download Our club is liquor licence ready
We encourage venues to print and display this optional sign in staff break rooms. It's full of handy hints and tips to help venues remain compliant.
The following video provides more information on liquor signage.
Transcript for liquor signage video.
The following aim to assist licensees with any queries they may have regarding their mandatory signage requirements.
The following signs have been updated to reflect the doubling of fines applicable for various offences relating to the supply of liquor to minors:
Check the keycode (located in the bottom left hand corner of the poster) against the keycode on the VCGLR website to ensure you are using the current version.
Licensees must display any notice (signage or posters) that the Commission requires to be displayed on the licensed premises.
A list of signage currently required to be displayed on licensed premises can be found above. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the website to ensure that they are displaying the most up-to-date signage and meeting their regulatory requirements.
The maximum penalty for non-display of signs exceeds $738 under section 102 of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
Signs are useful for notifying staff and patrons of their legal requirements and the fines for breaking liquor laws.
We encourage you to use the signage provided to tell your patrons what you expect of them while at your licensed premises. You can also clearly convey to patrons and staff that you support your staff in refusing service; and your staff can point out these signs when enforcing responsible service of alcohol laws.