We prepare and publish decisions and reasons for decisions in relation to certain liquor applications and disciplinary action proceedings.
We're here to help and work with you to understand the rules and regulations involved with the sale and supply of alcohol under your licence.
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 Victorian liquor licensees must collect and report information about their annual wholesale transactions to other Victorian licensees. Read more to find out how and when to report.
Some small businesses are not required to have a liquor licence when supplying liquor. There are strict conditions regarding these exemptions.
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.
The following pages provide compliance and enforcement information related to pre-retail liquor licences.
Liquor fees are charged for licence applications, and a range of other activities relating to the licensing system.
The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act) regulates the supply and consumption of liquor in Victoria.
Working in partnership with VicRoads and Victoria Police, inspectors from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) will be visiting venues throughout Melbourne CBD to ensure licensees are compliant when it comes to underage patrons.