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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 a liquor licence

The application process for the different types of licences for a sporting or community club are outlined on this page.

The licence required will depend on your situation. Review all the options below before to see what best suits your premises operations. See Things to consider before applying for more information.

Apply for a full club licence

A full club licence authorises a club to supply alcohol to:

  • club members (for drinking on the premises or to take away)
  • guests of members and authorised gaming visitors (for drinking on the premises only).

An 'authorised gaming visitor' is someone who:

  • is not a member of the club, and
  • lives more than 5 kilometres away from the club in metropolitian Melbourne
  • lives more than 10 kilometres away from the club in regional area of Victoria.

Application fee payable

For information about the application fee for a full club licence, see Application fees and timing.

Lodging your application

To apply for a full club licence, download and complete the Full club licence application kit (PDF, 1.4 MB).

Apply for a restricted club licence

A restricted club licence authorises a club to supply alcohol to:

  • club members (for drinking on the premises)
  • guests of members (for drinking on the premises only).

Application fee payable

For information about the application fee for a restricted club licence, see Application fees and timing.

Lodging your application

To apply for a restricted club licence, download and complete the Restricted club licence application kit (PDF, 1.31 MB). Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.

Renewable limited club licence

For the application process, see Renewable limited club licence.

BYO permit

If your business is a restaurant, club or a party bus operator, you may apply for a permit to allow people to bring their own liquor for consumption on your premises. For more information see Apply for a BYO permit.

Page last modified 
23 March 2017