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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

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Compliance Inspectors will be out this New Year's Eve

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Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) inspectors will be out on New Year’s Eve and Day.

As many Victorians make plans to celebrate the new year, Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) inspectors will be out on New Year’s Eve and Day to ensure liquor licensees are complying with the law.
 
Inspectors will be visiting as many venues as possible to monitor compliance with a specific focus on responsible service of alcohol, minors on premises, patron capacity and intoxicated patrons.  
 
Focus areas throughout the metropolitan area will include the City of Melbourne, St Kilda and South Yarra, but any licensed premises may be visited during this period.
 
The VCGLR will also be working closely with Victoria Police during the New Year’s Eve inspections to maximise safety in venues.
 
It is important for licensees and staff to be aware of their responsibilities and licence conditions at all times. 
 
All staff should be up-to-date with their Responsible Service of Alcohol training, which is mandatory for licensees and staff selling, offering or serving liquor for general, on premises, late night and packaged liquor licences. Free refresher training is available on the VCGLR website.
 
If a venue is found to be in breach of liquor laws, they can face a range of penalties. A severe breach can result in the VCGLR seeking suspension or cancellation of the licence along with a financial penalty.
 
The VCGLR encourages licensees to use management and service strategies to reduce the risk of harm.
 
See the New Year's Eve webpage below for information on voluntary measures that can be taken to mitigate risks over the New Year period.

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Article last modified 
15 November 2018