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This application kit contains all the information and forms you need to complete and submit your application.
There are things you will need to consider, including licence requirements, before applying for a licence to run a bar or night club.
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.
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.
Licensees have clear obligations under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 to serve alcohol responsibly. This page outlines guidelines and principles in relation to responsible alcohol advertising and promotions.
Licensed venues that supply alcohol for consumption on-site are required to provide free drinking water.
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 VCGLR.