Licensees who have not yet paid their 2019 renewal fees must pay by 31 March 2019 to continue to trade lawfully.
If you have not paid your renewal fee by 31 March 2019 but continue to trade after that date you may risk facing penalties.
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) inspectors will be visiting licensed premises across Victoria over the coming months to ensure you are trading with a valid liquor licence or permit.
If you pay your fee in full between 1 April to 30 June 2019, you will be able to continue to sell, supply or serve liquor from the date of payment however you may still face enforcement action for failing to renew by the deadline.
Any licensee who has not paid their renewal fee by 30 June 2019, will no longer be able to renew their licence and if you continue to trade after this date, may be subject to enforcement action including prosecution.
If you no longer require your liquor licence/permit, you need to inform the VCGLR by completing the surrender your existing licence or permit form (PDF, 334.24 KB).
For more information on liquor licence renewals, visit our frequently asked questions page on how to renew your liquor licence.