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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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Geelong Packaged Liquor Accord

Several bottle shops in the City of Greater Geelong have signed a new liquor accord to reduce antisocial behaviour and theft in the local area.

The Geelong packaged liquor forum is made up entirely of bottle shops - the first of its kind in Victoria.

Approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), the accord is a collaborative partnership between 60 liquor licensees, Victoria Police, the VCGLR and community stakeholders to promote the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol.

Packaged liquor licensees including ALDI, BWS, Bottlemart, Dan Murphy's, IGA, Thirsty Camel and other independent operators have signed up agreeing to undertake extra measures to prevent minors from purchasing alcohol and reduce alcohol-related violence and amenity issues.

Agreements include sharing information on banned or troublesome patrons and refusing entry to minors. A banning notice prohibits an individual from re-entering any store in the accord for 12 months.

There are over 80 local liquor forums operating in Victoria. A forum is a meeting of gambling and liquor industry representatives and interested community members who meet regularly to develop strategies to improve the operation of licensed premises and reduce alcohol-related harm and gambling issues in their local area.

Forums may be formalised with the establishment of a liquor accord; a written document that sets out specific aims, actions, objectives and strategies addressing local alcohol-related problems. It may also include responsible gambling initiatives. There are 58 active accords across the state.

For further information about liquor forums and responsible service of alcohol please visit the Responsible Service of Alcohol page of the VCGLR website.

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Article last modified 
16 May 2018