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Supplementary information and resources for licensees that wish to apply for a licence to serve liquor post 1am in the local government areas of Melbourne (including Docklands), Stonnington, Yarra and Port Phillip are now available.
Each year Victorian liquor licensees are required to pay renewal fees and are issued a new licence to display in their venues. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has begun to mail out 2016 liquor licences to licensees who have paid their renewal fee.
A restaurant and cafe licence permits the sale of liquor for consumption on the premises. This page contains information on how to apply for a licence.
This page provides information on designated dry areas and what they mean for liquor licence applications.
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.
There are clear standards and guidelines for licensees to follow when advertising or promoting liquor sale or events.
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 Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR).
It is an offence for a licensee or permittee to supply liquor to a person in a state of intoxication, or to permit drunken or disorderly persons to be on the licensed premises, or on any authorised premises.
The star rating system provides greater incentives for licensees to comply with Victoria’s liquor licensing laws.
Liquor licence fees are a standard business cost for all licensees, and as such all licensees should factor this fee into their business planning.