To help support new entrants to the industry, the VCGLR has the following key information and guidelines for new licensees.
On this page you will find links to information about your obligations relating to live music venues.
The following pages provide compliance and enforcement information related to a live venue liquor licence.
Fees are charged when making an application for a liquor licence, and annually thereafter as provided for under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998. This page covers the fees.
An on-premises licence authorises the sale of liquor for consumption on the licensed premises.
Temporary limited licences are usually sought by persons or organisations holding one-off events, such as a ball or presentation night or a one-off event requiring an extension of trading hours or the size of the licensed premises.
This page provides information on designated dry areas and what they mean for liquor licence applications.
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 2019.
This application kit contains all the information and forms you need to complete and submit your application for a live music venue licence.
There are things you will need to consider, including licence requirements, before applying for a licence to run a live music venue.