IMPORTANT NOTICE: Stage 2 and 3 restrictions are currently still in place. For more information, see:COVID-19 information for licensees
The Victorian Government has extended the freeze on granting new liquor licence applications to trade after 1am in local governments areas of Melbourne (including Docklands), Stonnington, Yarra and Port Phillip, until 30 June 2021.
The VCGLR may approve events, or classes of events, of any kind for betting purposes, whether those events are held entirely or partly within or outside Victoria. This page outlines approved betting events.
There are more than 80 liquor forums across Victoria. If you would like to join a liquor forum, contact the one closest to you from the list below.
A venue operator licence enables an entity to operate gaming machines in Victoria. Venue operator licences are granted a licence for up to 10 years. Venue operators must apply to renew approval before the expiry date to continue their licence.
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Ministerial directions and guidelines are issued by the relevant Minister in the Government Gazette.
Completing an approved Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) program gives participants the skills and knowledge to contribute to a safe and enjoyable environment in licensed premises.
The VCGLR regulates businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying gambling and liquor.
Through our complaints process, we investigate breaches under a number of Acts, including the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 Gambling Regulation Act 2003 and the Casino Control Act 1991.