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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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Plan ahead for end of school celebrations

Young people drinking alcohol and eating inside private residence.

Year 12 students will be finishing up their studies and celebrating their achievements between November 28 and December 12 this year, which could mean more house parties, larger crowds, and an increased risk for licensees.

To ensure everyone can enjoy this time safely, we’d like to remind you about a few things to monitor, and provide resources to ensure you’re up to date and remain compliant.
 
We realise that coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions may vary at the time of receiving this information, so it’s important that you stay up to date by checking our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page, and the DHHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
 
Important information for licensees this School Leavers period
Crowds, intoxication, and underage patrons are some of the increased risks you may face this school leavers period.
 
To help lower these risks for your venue and ensure patron safety during School Leavers, we recommend all licensees should:
 
• prepare and implement measures to minimise alcohol related harm with the Licensees’ Action Plan (PDF, 222.08 KB)
 
• check IDs for anyone that looks under the age of 25 and test your knowledge about under 18s in the Minors quiz
 
 
• ensure your staff’s Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificates are current and they practice the RSA principles (PDF, 167.51 KB)
 
• ensure staff are confident at refusing service to intoxicated patrons and know the signs of intoxication  (PDF, 317.38 KB)
 
We also encourage display of the following free posters to assist your staff and patrons with:
 
 
If your liquor licence allows for the delivery of alcohol, make sure ID is checked by staff and any contractors both at the point of sale, and before handing over the delivery. 
 
If you have any questions get in touch with us on 1300 182 457 or contact@vcglr.vic.gov.au
Article last modified 
6 November 2020