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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.
Applicants are advised to lodge liquor licence applications at least eight weeks in advance. The time taken to process an application will vary depending on a range of factors including the complexity of the application and any objections which may be raised.
To apply for an on-premises licence, download and complete the *On-premises licence application kit (PDF, 1.8 MB). Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.
A late night (on-premises) licence authorises the supply of alcohol for on-premises consumption after 1am.
Live music venues wishing to trade on an on-premises liquor licence past 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.
To apply for a late night (on-premises) licence, download and complete the *Late night (general or on-premises) licence application kit (PDF, 1.8 MB). Details on how to lodge your completed application are included in the kit.
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