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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 now for White Night 2019

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Licensees in the City of Melbourne should apply now if they want to extend their trading hours during White Night Festivities in 2019.

White Night, a night time celebration of culture and creativity, will be held in Melbourne across the 22, 23 and 24 of August 2019. 

Last year the VCGLR approved 17 applications for licensed venues to trade during White Night.

Any licensee wishing to trade during White Night in 2019 outside their regular licensed hours requires a Major Event licence.

Applications for a Major Event licence should be lodged with the VCGLR no later than 11 July for White Night Melbourne.

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 per cent 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.

Licensees in the Melbourne CBD should also be aware of the late night freeze conditions which may impact them.  

In 2019 White Night will also be taking place in Ballarat on Saturday 21 September.

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

Apply now for a Major Event licence

Article last modified 
3 July 2019