Licensees/permittees have a legal requirement to display current liquor signage on licensed premises.
New liquor signage is now available to download and print from the VCGLR website. The VCGLR no longer mails signage to licensees and permittees automatically.
Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, licensees and permittees are required to display certain signage around their licensed premises in a location clearly visible to the public. Liquor signage reminds venues, employees and patrons of the Victorian liquor laws relating to underage drinking, intoxication and public safety issues.
The updated signage reflects the 2018-19 penalty amounts in effect from 1 July 2018, and has been updated to include the new look Keypass ID, the Keypass in Digital ID as an accepted form of identification and the back of the Proof of Age card.
Licensees/permittees can check they have the most recent signage by checking the signage keycodes (located in the bottom left corner) against the keycode on the VCGLR websites liquor signage page.
It is important licensees/permittees follow the printing guidelines to ensure they remain compliant in displaying signage. Incorrectly printed signage can carry a fine of more than $800.
Licensees/permittees have until 1 October 2018 to print and display the updated signage. Inspectors will be visiting venues from early October to ensure licensees have printed and have on display to the public the updated liquor signage. Failure to display up to date signage may lead to enforcement action.