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To help support new entrants to the industry, the VCGLR has the following key information and guidelines for new licensees.
On this page you will find links to information about your obligations relating to live music venues.
The following pages provide compliance and enforcement information related to liquor licences.
Licensed venues that supply alcohol for consumption on-site are required to provide free drinking water.
New Entrant Training (NET) is a training standard developed by the VCGLR to ensure that applicants have an adequate knowledge of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
Useful links for liquor related topics and interstate regulators.
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.
Completing an approved Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) program gives participants the skills and knowledge to contribute to a safe and enjoyable environment in licensed premises.
A forum is a meeting of liquor and gambling industry representatives and interested community members who meet regularly.
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.