This pages provides gambling and liquor rules and regulations for under 18s in Victoria.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) prepares and publishes decisions and reasons for decisions in relation to certain liquor applications and disciplinary action proceedings.
It is important for licensees/permittees to understand their obligations when it comes to people under 18 and recreational minor gaming activities such as raffles.
An organisation hosting a raffle, fundraising event or bingo game must be registered as a community or charitable organisation.
From 26 May 2019, online or telephone betting operators providing interactive wagering and betting services to Victorian residents must comply with strict new requirements regarding betting account deposit limits, restrictions on direct marketing and a ban on inducements for consumers to continue betting.
Anyone under the age of 18 years is considered a minor.
The legal drinking age in Victoria is 18 years. It's illegal for any person to supply alcohol to a minor on licensed premises. It's also illegal for a minor to be on licensed premises to purchase, receive or consume alcohol.
Some small businesses are not required to have a liquor licence when supplying liquor. There are strict conditions regarding these exemptions.
This page outlines how to amend a minor gaming permit.
Recently the Victorian Parliament passed legislation which amends the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998. These changes include new restrictions regarding the delivery of liquor to a minor.
This page outlines gambling and gambling-related offences that are regulated under the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (the Act).