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Victorian liquor licences are categorised by method of supply or consumption of liquor.
Applicants select the licence that best suits their business model. Liquor licences granted in Victoria tend to be on-premises licences, which include restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and bars. Venues such as pubs, hotels and taverns often hold a general liquor licence, while a bottleshop may hold a packaged liquor licence.
Reports of Victoria's liquor licences by category are available by an interactive map and below. For reports by location, see Victorian liquor licences by location.
Historical reports (2012 - 2014) are available on request. Contact us to request historical reports.
Note – The 2018 data was republished on 31 August 2018 to update a small number of licences that were previously categorised as ‘other’ and have now been categorised as either ‘metro’ or ‘regional’. The total number of licences has not changed.
NOTE: The VCGLR is currently reviewing the data set from 31 December 2014 to 31 December 2015. If you are using this information for research purposes please check this page regularly as this information may vary pending the outcome of this review.
Note: From May 2014, minor business exemptions are no longer required to be reported by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. Reports generated between May 2014 and September 2015 display this data for historical purposes only.