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This page outlines the functions of compliance.
To hold events that are open to minors in licensed premises liquor licensees or permittees must submit either a notification or an application form to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR).
The Liquor Control Reform Regulations 2009 impose minimum standards for the frame rate and quality of stored images for security cameras and video recorders.
It is an offence for a licensee or permittee to supply liquor to a person in a state of intoxication, or to permit drunken or disorderly persons to be on the licensed premises, or on any authorised premises.
If you have a Restaurant and Café Licence, you have certain obligations to abide by.
The legal drinking age in Victoria is 18 years of age, and it's generally an offence for any person to supply alcohol to a minor. This page contains information on under-18 on licensed premises.
The star rating system provides greater incentives for licensees to comply with Victoria’s liquor licensing laws.
Liquor licence fees are a standard business cost for all licensees, and as such all licensees should factor this fee into their business planning.
Liquor licences are due for renewal by 31 December each year. Each licence incurs a separate fee and a number of factors determine how much a licensee is required to pay.
A red-line plan of your licensed premises needs to be submitted as part of the application process for a liquor licence.