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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.

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Licensee obligations brochures

The VCGLR has released a range of obligations brochures to help licensees understand their liquor licence and associated responsibilities.

Victoria boasts a vibrant hospitality and tourism industry with a culture of appreciating fine food and entertainment. The sale and enjoyment of alcohol is part of this.

But holding a liquor licence is a privilege, not a right, and selling alcohol comes with very real and serious obligations. As a result, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has released a range of obligations brochures to help licensees understand their liquor licence and associated responsibilities.

Each brochure is tailored to a specific licence and provides information about the following:

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • fire safety
  • required signage
  • impact on the surrounding area
  • specific conditions on your licence
  • administration and record keeping
  • Compliance and Audit.
View all licensee obligation brochures

BYO permit obligations

The BYO permit obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a BYO permit?
  • free drinking water
  • sexually explicit entertainment.

Full club licence obligations 

The Full club licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a full club licence?
  • free drinking water
  • sexually explicit entertainment
  • Schedule 1.

General licence obligations

The General licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a general licence?
  • free drinking water
  • training
  • sexually explicit entertainment.

Late night (general) licence obligations

The Late night (general) licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a late night (general) licence?
  • free drinking water
  • training
  • sexually explicit entertainment.

Late night (on-premises) licence obligations

The Late night (on-premises) licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a late night (on-premises) licence?
  • free drinking water
  • training
  • sexually explicit entertainment.

Late night (packaged liquor) licence obligations 

The Late night (packaged liquor) licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a late night (packaged liquor) licence?
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • training.

On-premises (restaurant) licence obligations

The On-premises (restaurant) licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is an on-premises (restaurant) licence?
  • free drinking water
  • training
  • sexually explicit entertainment.

On-premises licence obligations

The On-premises licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is an on-premises licence?
  • free drinking water
  • training
  • sexually explicit entertainment.

Packaged liquor licence obligations 

The Packaged Liquor Licence Obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a packaged liquor licence?
  • training.

For a sample set of house rules for your packaged liquor venue, download the sample packaged liquor licence house rules (PDF, 476.76 KB).

Renewable limited club licence obligations

The Renewable limited club licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a renewable limited club licence?
  • free drinking water
  • sexually explicit entertainment
  • Schedule 1.

Renewable limited licence obligations

The Renewable limited licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a renewable limited licence?
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • free drinking water
  • fire safety.

Restaurant and cafe licence obligations

The Restaurant and Cafe Licence Obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a restaurant and cafe licence?
  • free drinking water
  • training
  • sexually explicit entertainment.

Restricted club licence obligations

The Restricted club licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a restricted club licence?
  • free drinking water
  • sexually explicit entertainment
  • Schedule 1.

Producer's licence obligations

The Producer's licence obligations brochure also includes:

  • what is a Producer's licence?
  • free drinking water
  • sexually explicit entertainment.

Safe function guidelines fact sheet (PDF, 468.63 KB) 

Safe function guidelines to support licensees holding functions such as weddings, birthdays, award nights, debutante balls etc. The guidelines set out licensees’ legal obligations as well as providing guidance on recommended best practice for functions on topics such as Responsible Service of Alcohol, minors, security and other areas and were developed in consultation with industry.

Page last modified 
15 May 2019