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.
Liquor licensees are responsible for the safety of their venues — for their patrons, their employees and the community. Licensees must meet their liquor licence conditions and ensure that alcohol is served safely and responsibly.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) completed its third annual industry survey in June 2016. The survey focuses on how the gambling and liquor industry perceives the VCGLR’s performance as a regulator.
Fees are charged when making an application for a liquor licence, and annually thereafter as provided for under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998. This page covers the fees.
An on-premises licence authorises the sale of liquor for consumption on the licensed premises. This page explains how to apply for a licence.
This page provides information on designated dry areas and what they mean for liquor licence applications.
This application kit contains all the information and forms you need to complete and submit your application.
There are things you will need to consider, including licence requirements, before applying for a licence to run a bar or night club.
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.