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The annual increase to gambling and liquor fees and penalties will come into effect on 1 July 2017.
The increase is a result of indexation under the Monetary Units Act 2004 with fee and penalty unit increases determined for each financial year.
The values for a fee unit and a penalty unit have been approved for the 2017-18 financial year and are as follows:
• the value of a fee unit rose from $13.94 to $14.22
• the value of a penalty unit rose from $155.46 to $158.57.
For the application fees for the 2017-18 financial year, download the Liquor licence fees fact sheet. For liquor related breaches and associated penalties download the Breaches under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
For application fees for the 2017-18 financial year download the Gambling fees fact sheet. Information on gambling related penalties can be viewed on the Gambling and gambling related offences page.
The increase to application fees and penalties/infringements for non-compliance occur immediately from 1 July 2017. All submissions after this date will be required to pay the increased amount.
Renewal liquor licence fee increases will take effect when payable by 31 December 2017.
Any gambling or liquor application received by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) must be accompanied by the correct fee or they will be deemed incomplete and returned to applicants.
The 2017 fees and penalty units were published in the Victorian Government Gazette - 30 March 2017 and apply to applications and breaches under Victorian gambling and liquor legislation and regulations.
More information about the increase of fees and penalties can be found via the Department of Treasury and Finance indexation fees and penalties page.
The annual increase to gambling & liquor fees & penalties came into effect on 1 July 2017