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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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New online form available for Restaurant and cafe licence applications

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Applying for a Restaurant and cafe licence can now be completed through the VCGLR’s new online form.

The new online form will simplify the process for applicants and make it easier to understand the steps involved. It also simplifies and provides greater visibility of the overall process to all applicants and aims to reduce determination times.

To get started, licensees firstly need to be registered with the VCGLR via the Liquor Portal. Once registered, licensees can then launch a new online application to apply for a Restaurant and cafe licence.

By registering for the liquor portal, liquor licensees can also:

  • Change postal address for your liquor licence or permit
  • Apply to add, replace or remove the Nominee associated with a liquor licence or permit
  • Apply to add or remove the Director(s) associated with a liquor licence or permit
  • Apply to transfer a liquor licence or BYO permit
  • Check on the status of an Application
  • Register to receive your annual liquor licence (where appropriate) by email and subscribe to the VCGLR newsletter
  • View and print an official copy of your licence/permit, red line plan and renewal notice.

Please be advised that all online applications need to be submitted within three months of the commencement date. Applicants who fail to do so will have their application cancelled and will need to restart the application before being able to submit it for assessment. Reminders will be issued to applicants during this period to prevent this from occurring

To apply or for more information visit the Restaurant and cafe licence page

Article last modified 
5 December 2018