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Fees are charged when making an application for a liquor licence, and annually thereafter as provided for under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
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.
There are things you will need to consider, including licence requirements, before applying for a restaurant and cafe liquor licence.
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.