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Sexually explicit entertainment in licensed venues

The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 defines 'sexually explicit entertainment' as live entertainment that may be performed for an audience, by a person performing an act of an explicit sexual nature.

Licensees providing sexually explicit entertainment on the licensed premises must use the Notification for the provision of sexually explicit entertainment on licensed premises (PDF, 366KB) form to notify the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) within 21 days of providing the entertainment. A penalty applies for failing to notify the VCGLR.

Licence fees for these venues will be higher if there are one or more paid infringements or successful prosecutions for responsible service of alcohol offences. The offences that will impact the annual renewal fees:

  • supplying alcohol to an intoxicated person
  • permitting a drunk or disorderly person on the premises
  • supplying alcohol to a minor, other than as permitted
  • permitting a minor on licensed premises.

In calculating the fees, the compliance history over a 12-month period-between 1 October to 30 September will determine the level of fee payable by a sexually explicit entertainment venue.

You can download the Liquor licence fees (PDF, 224KB) fact sheet for the current fee amounts.

Download the Notification for the provision of sexually explicit entertainment on licensed premises application form (PDF, 366KB)

Page last modified 
11 January 2017