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Celebrate safely this New Year's Eve

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New Year's EveVCGLR Compliance
New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year for licensees and the VCGLR wants to make sure Victorians celebrate safely. 

VCGLR inspectors will be out in force across the state on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to ensure licensees and staff are operating in a responsible manner and are compliant with the conditions of their licence. 

Inspectors will be focusing on the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), minors on premises, patron numbers, trading hours and intoxicated patrons. Restaurant and Cafe licence holders are reminded that the predominant activity at all times must be the preparation and service of meals. 

To help everyone have an enjoyable and safe New Year’s, licensees are reminded to:

Ordinary trading hours under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, include extended trading hours on New Year’s Eve for some licences. Licensees should read the New Year’s Eve page for information on trading hours and what they can do to minimise risks over the New Year period.

Any licensee found to be in breach of liquor laws or the conditions of their licence can face a range of penalties, including being issued with a fine and having their licence either suspended or cancelled. 
 

New Year's Eve

Article last modified 
21 December 2018