IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Disaster is currently in place across Victoria. See: COVID-19 information for licensees
The Victorian government recently announced changes to coronavirus restrictions that allow the re-opening of some licensed premises.
From 1 June, the following licensed premises can reopen their doors to serve meals and liquor for up to 20 customers at a time per enclosed space:
Hospitality industry dine-in service restrictions
Physical distancing rules, hygiene practices and other activities to help slow the spread of coronavirus must be observed at all times. These restrictions include:
More information about these important health measures is available on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website, see: Shopping, retail and food restrictions
Businesses can also contact Business Victoria for more information on 13 22 15 or by visiting business.vic.gov.au
Liquor licence information
Coronavirus (COVID-19) temporary limited licences that have been granted to allow existing licensees to supply liquor for takeaway and delivery remain in force. The duration of these temporary limited licences is the earlier of 15 September 2020 or the date on which the State of Emergency declared in Victoria ceases to be in force.
Venues who can reopen to patrons must remember to clearly display their 2020 liquor licence and mandatory liquor signage. We have also developed a range of optional signage to assist venues.
Your 2020 liquor licence is available for download from the Liquor portal
For more information about liquor signage, see: Print my liquor signage
More information about the Victorian government's plan to reopen restaurants and cafes as well as important coronavirus related resources including signs, factsheets and checklists are available on the Business Victoria website, see: Reopening of cafes, restaurants and other food and drink facilities FAQs
The easing of restrictions is subject to change by the Victorian government at any time depending on the tracking of Coronavirus.
For additional information on current restrictions and measures to support licensees, see: Coronavirus information for licenseesCoronavirus (DHHS)_Victoria's restriction levels