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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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Working together to ensure Victorians and visitors enjoy a safe New Year’s Eve

Fireworks in Melbourne for NYE

This New Year’s Eve our inspectors will be looking out for responsible service of alcohol, minors on premises and staff serving intoxicated patrons.

Our inspectors will be out and about this New Year’s Eve (NYE) to help Victorians and visitors celebrate safely. 

Each year we work with Victorian liquor licensees who wish to extend their trading hours over NYE.

Licensees can plan and ensure the obligations of their licence are met and they remain compliant by:

  • asking for an acceptable form of identification if a customer looks under 25 
  • making sure all staff are aware of the venue’s licence conditions and legal obligations 
  • ensuring all staff selling, offering or serving liquor have an up-to-date RSA certificate 
  • displaying their 2019 liquor licence and required signage
  • providing free drinking water

For further information on extended ordinary trading hours and additional ways you can minimise harm on NYE, see: New Year’s extended ordinary trading hours

We have also developed a range of resources to help venues and their staff better manage crowds and reduce the risk of harm including:

Any venue found to be in breach of liquor laws, or the conditions of their licence can face a range of penalties, including being issued with a fine and having their licence either suspended or cancelled. 

By having a plan in place this NYE, venues and their staff can ensure that all Victorians and visitors are able to enjoy a safe and responsible environment into 2020.

Article last modified 
13 December 2019