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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.
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Apply for an on-premises licence - live music venue

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An on-premises licence authorises the sale of liquor for consumption on the licensed premises.

Any business with appropriate planning permission is eligible to seek an on-premises licence. A late night application must be completed when applying for a general licence or an on-premises licence where trading hours extend after 1am.

Lodging your application

To apply for an on-premises licence, download and complete the On-premises licence application kit (PDF, 1.38 MB). Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.

Late night (on-premises) licence

A late night (on-premises) licence authorises the supply of alcohol for on-premises consumption after 1am.

Who would normally apply?

Businesses wishing to trade on an on-premises liquor licence past 1am. Restaurants and cafes operating under a restaurant and cafe licence have a lower risk of alcohol-related harm. Consequently, they do not need to apply for a late night licence if they continue to trade after 1am.

Please note that there is currently a freeze on late night licence applications in the Local Government areas of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra. For more information, see Late night freeze.

Lodging your application

To apply for a late night (on-premises) licence, download and complete the Late night (general or on-premises) licence application kit (PDF, 1.36 MB). Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.

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2 June 2017