IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Disaster is currently in place across Victoria. For more information, see: COVID-19 information for licensees
There are things you will need to consider, including licence requirements, before applying for a pre-retail licence.
Wholesalers, producers, brewers and liquor importers would normally apply for a pre-retail licence.
Trading hour restrictions do not apply with this type of liquor licence. A pre-retail licence permits the wholesale supply of liquor at any time and on any premises.
Liquor wholesalers must collect and report their annual wholesale transactions. For more information, see Wholesale Sales Data - collecting and reporting.
A business name certificate is required if an individual or partnership is applying for a liquor licence, or if the trading name of the business registered with Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is different to the company's name or incorporated club's name.
A copy of the business name certificate from ASIC is required. To register your business name, go to the ASIC website for more information.