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Apply now for White Night 2018

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Licensees in the City of Melbourne and City of Ballarat are being urged to apply now if they want to trade during White Night Festivities in 2018.

White Night, a night time celebration of culture and creativity, will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 17 February 2018 and in Ballarat on Saturday 18 March 2018.

Last year the VCGLR approved 41 applications for licensed venues to trade during White Night.

Any licensee wishing to trade during White Night in 2018 outside their regular licensed hours requires a Major Event licence.

Following registration with White Night organisers, licensees need to apply to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation for the licence.

Applications should be lodged with the VCGLR no later than 15 January 2018 for White Night Melbourne and 12 February 2018 for White Night Ballarat.

All licences issued for White Night events will be required to comply with specific conditions:

  • The predominant activity carried out at all times on the licensed premises must be the preparation and serving of meals for consumption on the licensed premises.
  • Tables and chairs must be placed in position on the licensed premises so as to be available for at least 75% of the patrons attending the premises at any one time.
  • This licence applies to the internal areas of the premises only. No external area is permitted to be used during the extended hours.

In 2018 White Night will also be taking place in Bendigo on 1 September and Geelong on 13 October for the first time.

Information for licensees in those areas will be provided in 2018.

More details about the festival are available at the White Night website .

 By clicking this link, you are leaving the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s website.

Apply now for a Major Event licence

Article last modified 
29 October 2018