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The primary objective of the demerit points system is to contribute to improved compliance with liquor laws and a responsible liquor industry. Under the demerit points system, liquor licences incur demerit points for a non-compliance incident.
This page outlines the functions of compliance.
There are clear standards and guidelines for licensees to follow when advertising or promoting liquor sale or events.
The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act) regulates the supply and consumption of liquor in Victoria.
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.
These Intoxication Guidelines are issued pursuant to section 3AB (2) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act) and provide information about how to determine if a person is in a state of intoxication for the purposes of the Act, the Casino Control Act 1991 and the Gambling Regulation Act 2003.
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.