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Designated Area Order review open for feedback

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Feedback on a proposal to declare five existing Designated Area Orders covering the entertainment precincts of Mildura, Footscray, Colac, Mornington and Sunshine for a period of ten years is now invited.

Residents and stakeholders can now provide feedback on the proposal to declare five Designated Area Orders for a ten-year period to significantly reduce the regulatory burden associated with making Orders annually.

The VCGLR will accept written submissions until midnight on 19 June 2020

For a copy of the proposal, see: VCGLR Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for five Designated Area Orders (PDF, 1.55 MB)

The RIS explains the rationale for remaking the Orders for a ten-year term, identifies and evaluates alternatives, and compares the costs and benefits of those alternatives.

Feedback provided in the submissions is important to us and will assist in the final outcomes of the review.

Submissions can be made via a online webform, see: Designated Area project 

Designated areas are determined by the VCGLR in consultation with the Chief Commissioner of Police. The areas are declared entertainment precincts where alcohol-related violence and antisocial behaviour has occurred.

Once an area is declared, powers are available to Victoria Police to ban people from licensed premises and designated areas for up to 72 hours for offences including drunkenness, physical assault, destroying or damaging property and failure to leave licensed premises.

Police also have the power to seek a court order to ban repeat offenders from designated areas  for up to 12 months.

There are currently 20 designated areas in Victoria.

For more information about designated areas, see: Designated areas

Article last modified 
25 May 2020