IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Emergency is currently in place across Victoria. For more information, see: COVID-19 information for licensees
There are different types of licences for a sporting or community club which are outlined on this page.
The licence required will depend on your situation. Review all the options below before to see what best suits your premises operations. See Things to consider before applying for more information.
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.
A full club licence authorises a club to supply alcohol to:
An 'authorised gaming visitor' is someone who:
For information about the application fee for a full club licence, see Application fees and timing.
To apply for a full club licence, download and complete the Full club licence application kit.
A restricted club licence authorises a club to supply alcohol to:
For information about the application fee for a restricted club licence, see Application fees and timing.
To apply for a restricted club licence, download and complete the Restricted club licence application kit. Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.
For the application process, see Renewable limited licence - club.
If your business is a restaurant, club or a party bus operator, you may apply for a permit to allow people to bring their own liquor for consumption on your premises. For more information see Apply for a BYO permit.