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Be inspection ready

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has released three instructional videos to help licensed premises be inspection ready.  

Presented by VCGLR Inspectors, the videos take liquor licensees through what they can expect during an inspection for: 

  • all licence types – administrative checks 
  • late night, sexually explicit and some major event licences
  • packaged liquor outlets. 

VCGLR compliance inspectors cover the state of Victoria 24-hours a day, seven days a week and can visit licensed premises any time they are open for business or by prior arrangement.   

Inspections will go ahead regardless of whether a licensee or manager is present at the time so licensees should ensure they educate venue staff on:  

  • what a liquor inspection is
  • when a liquor inspection can take place
  • what information will be requested during a liquor inspection
  • where the required information is kept on the premises. 

If information is requested during an inspection and can’t be produced, this can be recorded as a breach against the licence and may result in a warning letter or penalty. 

Inspections of licensed premises are important to ensure liquor is promoted and sold in a way that encourages responsible drinking. 

To watch the videos, see: Be inspection ready. 

Article last modified 
4 October 2019