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Last month, our Education team joined Victoria Police to visit liquor licensed premises in Sunbury.
The Educations team primary focus was to provide resources for local licensees, remind them of their obligations around the responsible service of alcohol to help them trade lawfully.
The Education team conducted their ‘Street Talk’ program alongside local police officers, handing out helpful resources and information to licensees.
Manager for Education, Veronica Goluza said “Our ‘Street Talk’ program allows us to meet face-to-face with licensees and assist them and their staff to keep up to date with liquor laws. It is an opportunity for them to ask questions about their liquor licence including any specific conditions for their venue”.
“Licensees in Sunbury were very receptive when we visited and were more than happy to ask questions and share their experience of running a licensed venue.”
We use an integrated approach to regulate the gambling and liquor industries. Key to this approach is working collaboratively with external partners, including Victoria Police to address local issues and achieve positive outcomes for the Victorian community. This collaboration supports a culture of integrity and harm minimisation in the gambling and liquor industries across the state.
Acting Senior Sergeant Rhiannon Norton from Victoria Police said, “the benefits of joint street talk operations between VCGLR and Victoria Police are invaluable in sharing learnings between organisations, displaying a united front to the community and strengthening our ongoing relationships”.
Ms Goluza said, “we are committed to minimising harm and take up every opportunity we can to educate and engage with licensees and other regulators. We look forward to many more opportunities to work with Victoria Police in the future”.
With more than 60 liquor licences across the Sunbury region, our teams were able to support a wide range of businesses in the area including restaurants and cafes, late-night pubs and sporting clubs to serve alcohol responsibly.
We regulate businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying gambling and liquor to ensure the integrity of Victoria's gambling and liquor industries and to minimise harm.