IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Disaster is currently in place across Victoria. See: COVID-19 information for licensees
You can expect to receive your annual renewal notice from late November
Liquor licence renewal fees are due for payment in full to the State Revenue Office by 31 December 2019 regardless of when your liquor licence or permit was issued.
If you are registered to the Liquor Portal and eLicence, you will receive your renewal notice via email only, no hard copy will be sent. Once payment is made, your 2020 liquor licence will be emailed to you within five working days ready to print and display at your licensed venue.
You can still register to the Liquor Portal to receive your liquor licence within five working days of payment.
You may be able to apply to reduce or waive your annual renewal fee if an application is made prior to 31 December 2019. More information on this process can be found on our website under the Reduce or waive a renewal fee page.
If you no longer require your liquor licence or permit, you need to complete the surrender a liquor licence or permit application form (PDF, 334.24 KB) and send this to us.
It is an offence under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 for licensees to not pay their renewal fees by 31 December 2019. From 1 January 2020, our inspectors may be visiting licensed premises who have not paid their fee.