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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.
Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act), licensees are required to display certain signage (also referred to as posters) around their licensed premises.
Liquor 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.
If you do not have a copy of your approved plan contact the VCGLR.
If you are a barred person and would like the barring order to be changed or cancelled, you should contact the person who issued the order to request having it changed or cancelled.
To surrender your liquor licence or permit, download and complete the Surrender a liquor licence or permit application form.
When transferring a licence, the proposed licensee cannot supply alcohol until the transfer application is granted by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR).
Information to vary your existing liquor licence or permit.
Holding a liquor licence is a privilege, not a right, and selling alcohol comes with very real and serious obligations. New entrant training is one way licensees can fully understand their obligations under Victoria’s liquor licensing laws.