IMPORTANT NOTICE: Access to some of the VCGLR's online applications and services may be unavailable over the weekend due to scheduled maintenance. Maintenance will be complete by Monday morning.
A pre-retail licence authorises the wholesale supply of liquor to other licensees.
Pre-retail licensees based in Victoria can supply liquor to licensees located anywhere in Australia. They can also supply liquor to a person for the purpose of exporting the liquor supplied outside of Australia.
Wholesalers, producers, brewers and liquor importers would normally apply for a pre-retail licence.
For information about the application fee for a pre-retail licence, visit application fees.
Download and complete the Pre-retail licence application kit (PDF, 914.64 KB). Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.
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.
We are committed to ensuring that information on the VCGLR website is widely accessible. If you require the application form to be mailed to you or if you require more information please submit an enquiry via our contact us form.