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Fees are charged when making an application for a liquor licence, and annually thereafter as provided for under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
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.
Temporary limited licences are usually sought by persons or organisations holding one-off events, such as a ball or presentation night or a one-off event requiring an extension of trading hours or the size of the licensed premises.
This page provides information on designated dry areas and what they mean for liquor licence applications.
The Victorian Government has extended the freeze on granting new liquor licence applications to trade after 1am in local governments areas of Melbourne (including Docklands), Stonnington, Yarra and Port Phillip, until 30 June 2019.
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.
A renewable limited licence authorises the supply of liquor where the scale and scope of the supply is substantially restricted or limited.
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.