Payment for your 2018 liquor licence or BYO permit was due on 31 December 2017.
Licensees and permittees who have not yet paid their 2018 liquor licence or BYO permit fees are running the risk of trading unlawfully if payment is not received by 31 March 2018.
Licensees who have not paid their fees by this date, and continue to supply liquor, and permittees who continue to allow customers to bring their own liquor, will be doing so unlawfully and may face significant penalties.
From 1 April 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) inspectors and Victoria Police will be visiting licensed premises in both metropolitan and regional areas to ensure they are trading with a valid liquor licence or BYO permit.
Licensees that pay their renewal fees between 1 April 2018 to 1 June 2018 will be able to resume supplying liquor from the date of payment.
Licensees who fail to pay fees by 30 June 2018 will no longer be allowed to renew their licence and cannot supply liquor or allow customers to bring their own liquor.
Any licensee or permittee who continues to operate from 1 July 2018 without payment of their fee will risk further enforcement action that could result in prosecution.
Licensees/permittees who choose to surrender an existing licence or BYO permit need to complete the “surrender an existing licence or permit” (PDF, 334.24 KB) form.
Further information around licence renewals is available here.