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Trading hours on ANZAC Day vary for different gaming or liquor licences.
The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act) includes restrictions regarding the supply of liquor on ANZAC Day. To see your ANZAC Day trading hours, check the details on your current liquor licence and any special conditions which may restrict your trading hours.
Generally, the Act restricts the supply of liquor before 12 noon on ANZAC Day, but some exemptions apply. General trading hours for licensees on ANZAC Day are:
ANZAC Day trading restrictions do not apply to:
Gaming on ANZAC Day
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. Operating gaming machines outside of permitted trading hours is an offence and may result in enforcement action.
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.
The Gambling Regulation Act 2003 only permits the conduct of a game of two up on ANZAC Day, or in the seven days leading up to ANZAC Day, each year at any RSL club, sub-branch or any venue used by the RSL.
Ordinarily, 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.