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Be a front runner this Spring Racing season

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Spring Racing is in full swing and with plenty of events and celebrations set to take place throughout the state, licensees and venue staff are reminded to be extra vigilant when it comes to minors.

Inspectors from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) will be out in full force attending major events and venues in both metro and regional areas this Spring Racing season to ensure licensees and venue staff are complying with their licence conditions.  

Licensees are encouraged to review and remind staff of their responsibilities when it comes to underage patrons. The VCGLR will not hesitate to act if venues are caught to be supplying liquor or allowing minors to place bets. 

With larger than normal crowds expected at Spring Racing events, there are voluntary measures that can be taken to ensure your venue remains compliant:

  • venue staff complete identification checks for underage people including at the point of sale 
  • restrict minors access to betting areas or ensure minors cannot gain access to betting areas
  • ensure no alcohol is served or taken outside the red line area 
  • limit the number of drinks (e.g. one drink per customer after a certain time) 
  • use plastic cups
  • have a “no shots” policy
  • provide food while people are drinking. 

Further information on licensee obligations this Spring Racing season can be found below: 

Article last modified 
12 September 2018