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This application kit contains all the information and forms you need to complete and submit your application for a general licence.
This licence authorises the licensee to supply liquor on the licensed premises for consumption on and off the licensed premises such as a pub or hotel with bottleshop.
To apply for this type of licence, please download and complete the *General licence application kit (PDF, 1.34 MB). Please make sure you follow the instructions in the pre-lodgement checklist before you lodge your application.
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.
If you wish to extend your trading hours past 1am, a *Late night (general or on-premises) licence application kit must be completed when applying for a general licence or an on-premises licence. Each licence application kit contains all the information and forms you need to submit your application.
Information about application and annual renewal fees associated with liquor licences in Victoria can be found on our liquor licence application fees page.
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