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Local licensees do the right thing

Wangaratta government centre

Earlier this month, members from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s (VCGLR) Education team reached out to licensees in Northern Victoria with a visit to Wangaratta, Wodonga, Rutherglen and Yarrawonga.

The aim of the trip was to provide updates to the local liquor forums, raise awareness of the work the VCGLR does, as well as get out to venues to educate on licence obligations and share information on best practice.

Over the three days the team:

  • visited 39 licensed venues where they provided information packs and education resources including the newly developed Safe Function Guidelines
  • attended liquor forums in Wangaratta and Yarrawonga
  • met with the Community Wellbeing and Development Services area of the Wangaratta City Council, Regional Development Victoria,  and Victoria Police Wodonga
  • met with local registered training organisations that deliver Responsible Services of Alcohol training and
  • made contact with the co-ordinator of Winemakers of Rutherglen.

During the regional trip, the VCGLR was pleased to find that many licensees knew and understood their obligations when it comes to liquor and gambling responsibilities.   

Licensees also reported that they found their local liquor forums were effective in addressing community issues with police, local councils and other licensees.

The VCGLR Education team will continue to visit as many venues as possible in both metro and regional areas to ensure licensees are aware of the resources and assistance the VCGLR can offer to help them keep everyone safe from alcohol related harm.

The VCGLR aims to ensure Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.

Article last modified 
17 May 2018