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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.

Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
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Information for licensed premises reopening

Image of glasses and alcohol bottles at a restaurant bar with patrons dining behind them

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:

  • standalone restaurants and cafes
  • restaurants and bistros within a pub, hotel, bar, winery, brewer or distillery
  • licensed clubs, RSL or community club.

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:

  • one person per four square metres per publicly accessible enclosed space (up to a maximum of 20 per enclosed space in addition to venue staff)
  • display of a sign indicating the number of people permitted in the venue
  • tables must be at least 1.5metres apart when seated with a maximum of six patrons per table
  • only seated service for food and drinks (i.e. no standing bar service unless permitted for takeaway)
  • liquor can only be served with a substantial meal (more than a snack)
  • venues must request and record contact details (first name and phone number) of every customer to assist with rapid contact tracing
  • venues must clean frequently touched surfaces regularly, including cleaning tables between groups and cleaning up spillages

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 licensees
Coronavirus (DHHS)_Victoria's restriction levels

Article last modified 
26 June 2020