IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Disaster is currently in place across Victoria. For more information, see: COVID-19 information for licensees
This page provides information related to Victorian liquor hearings and decisions.
Notice: Changes to the conduct of Commission hearings due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Commission is continuing to conduct hearings, but in response to the impact of COVID-19 these hearings are being conducted subject to an amended process:
• Hearings will not be conducted in-person with parties or the public in attendance at the Commission
• Hearings will be conducted with parties either by videoconference (Skype for Business or Skype), via teleconference, or “on the papers” via written submissions according to what is most appropriate in the circumstances of each case
• Ordinarily the Commission will conduct its hearings (by videoconference or teleconference) in private with no access to members of the public. If however a person seeks have the hearing open to the public, the Commission can consider this and the person should email this request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven days before the hearing
• The conduct of all hearings will be managed on a case-by-case basis by the Commission
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) prepares and publishes decisions and reasons for decisions in relation to certain liquor applications and disciplinary action proceedings.
Statements of reasons in relation to liquor decisions made by the VCGLR are communicated as soon as practicable and are published on this page. For searchable decisions, see the austlii website.
Dates and details for upcoming liquor hearings pursuant to the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 are available in the current liquor hearings list. (DOC, 849.5 KB)
If you would like a copy of any of the decisions in a more accessible format, please submit an enquiry using the contact us form.