IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Declared State of Disaster is currently in place across Victoria. For more information, see: COVID-19 information for licensees
Supplementary information and resources for licensees that wish to apply for a licence to serve liquor post 1am in the local government areas of Melbourne (including Docklands), Stonnington, Yarra and Port Phillip are now available.
Each year Victorian liquor licensees are required to pay renewal fees and are issued a new licence to display in their venues. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has begun to mail out 2016 liquor licences to licensees who have paid their renewal fee.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is responsible for regulating businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying gambling and liquor.
Gambling and liquor licensees and other stakeholders are invited to VCGLR’s regional Knowledge Exchange event in Ararat on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) did not take enforcement action to close the Shebeen venue in Melbourne.
A restaurant and cafe licence permits the sale of liquor for consumption on the premises. This page contains information on how to apply for a licence.
This application kit contains all the information and forms you need to complete and submit your application for a restaurant and cafe licence.
There are things you will need to consider, including licence requirements, before applying for a restaurant and cafe liquor licence.
Licensees need to be aware of their responsibilities not to allow drunk, violent or quarrelsome persons to enter or remain on their licensed premises. This page provides information on banning or barring patrons.
Liquor fees are charged for licence applications, and a range of other activities relating to the licensing system.