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There are more than 80 liquor forums across Victoria. If you would like to join a liquor forum, contact the one closest to you from the list below.
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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Designated areas are determined by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) in consultation with the Chief Commissioner of Police. This is done after reviewing the level of alcohol-related violence and disorder around licensed premises in certain areas.
Released monthly this data set provides gaming expenditure by local government area.
We are an independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria’s gambling and liquor industries to ensure their integrity and to minimise harm. Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
We are one of several regulators working in a system of oversight of the gambling and liquor industries and we work collaboratively with a wide range of state and federal government regulators and law enforcement agencies.
Ministerial directions and guidelines are issued by the relevant Minister in the Government Gazette.
This page provides information related to Victorian liquor hearings and decisions.
In joint operations with Victoria Police, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) will be attending the Caulfield Cup targeting patron intoxication and minors gambling or consuming alcohol.
This year Responsible Gambling Awareness Week will run from 12-18 October.