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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
Gambling
Gambling
The VCGLR regulates businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying gambling to ensure the integrity of Victoria's gambling industries and to minimise harm.
Every situation is unique.
What best describes your situation in the Victorian gambling industry?
  • Gaming venue operator
  • Gaming industry employee
  • Wagering and sports betting
  • Bookmaker (and employee)
  • Lotteries
  • Bingo
  • Keno
  • Raffle
  • Casino
  • Community and charitable gaming
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Liquor
The VCGLR regulates businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying liquor to ensure the integrity of Victoria's liquor industries and to minimise harm.
Every situation is unique.
What best describes your situation in the Victorian liquor industry?
  • Restaurant / Cafe
  • Bar / Night club
  • Live music venue
  • Major or temporary event
  • Bottleshop
  • Sexually explicit entertainment venue
  • Liquor Accord Member
  • Liquor Wholesaler
  • Sporting and community club
  • Pub
  • Small temporary event
  • BYO
  • Winery or Brewery
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  • Understand your liquor licence
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Forum resources and materials

Resources and materials providing guidance and practical advice for liquor licensees on how to establish, manage and operate forums.

Liquor forum and accord guidelines

The Liquor forum and accord guidelines (PDF, 992KB) provide guidance and practical advice for liquor licensees on how to establish, manage and operate forums.

The guidelines are also relevant for existing liquor forums wishing to redefine their activities and develop accord documents.

Liquor forum bulletin

Each month, a liquor forum bulletin is distributed to forum chairpersons. The bulletin contains legislative changes, VCGLR updates and other important issues which can be shared at meetings, attached to minutes or emailed to forum members.

Contact us to be added to the mailing list.

Guest speakers at liquor forums

One of the challenges faced by liquor forums is keeping the meeting interesting.

Take a look at our list of suggested organisations that you might consider approaching when organising a liquor forum guest speaker. This is not an exhaustive list, but you may find it useful as a starting point.

Multiple liquor accord banning policy

The following list of frequently asked questions (PDF, 39.5KB) provides information on how liquor forums could develop a joint banning policy.

Sample templates

A range of templates have been developed to assist liquor forum members to establish and operate efficient liquor forums:

Letter of invitation - Establishing a liquor forum (DOC, 25KB)
Membership application form (DOC, 34KB)
Meeting agenda (DOC, 48KB)
Minutes of meeting (DOC, 53KB)
Attendance register (DOC, 60KB)
Letter of invitation to join an executive committee or working group (DOC, 29KB)
Letter of invitation - guest speaker (DOC, 28KB)
Media release - structure and tips (DOC, 35KB)
Progress against action items (DOC, 35KB)

Banning policy templates

Sample templates in PDF and MS Word format to establish and run a banning policy:

Incident report (PDF, 34KB)
Notification of a proposed ban - letter to patron (DOC, 30KB)
Notification of a ban - letter to patron (DOC, 32KB)
Notification of warning - letter to patron (DOC, 27KB)
Notification of end of banned period - letter to patron (DOC, 22KB)
Notice to patrons poster promoting banned patron policy (DOC, 22KB)

Find your local liquor forum

Page last modified 
20 February 2017