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A venue operator licence enables an entity to operate gaming machines in Victoria. Venue operator licences are granted a licence for up to 10 years. Venue operators must apply to renew approval before the expiry date to continue their licence.
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Ministerial directions and guidelines are issued by the relevant Minister in the Government Gazette.
The VCGLR regulates businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying gambling and liquor.
Through our complaints process, we investigate breaches under a number of Acts, including the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 Gambling Regulation Act 2003 and the Casino Control Act 1991.
Here you will find a range of fact sheets relevant to those who work in the gaming and gambling industries.
A licensed premises contributes to the culture and prosperity of an area and can attract more visitors to the surrounding area, sometimes resulting in increased noise and other amenity issues.
Fees are charged for licence applications, and a range of other activities relating to the licensing system. this page outlines these fees.
Fees are charged for licence applications, and a range of other activities relating to the licensing system.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is managed in a transparent, accountable and responsible way through effective corporate governance.
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