IMPORTANT NOTICE: Access to some of the VCGLR's online applications and services may be unavailable over the weekend due to scheduled maintenance. Maintenance will be complete by Monday morning.
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.
Victoria Police and VCGLR's Compliance Division are working together in order to schedule planned inspections of licensed premises. However, each agency operates independently so while information will be shared, both agencies may decide to visit a licensed premises for different reasons.
The aim of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) enforcement regime is to encourage individuals and businesses regulated by us to choose to comply with their obligations.
An enforceable undertaking is one of several enforcement options available to the Victorian Commission of Gambling and Liquor Regulation (the Commission). It is a legal agreement where a person or organisation undertakes to abide by certain conditions agreed to with the Commission.
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.