IMPORTANT NOTICE: Stage 2 and 3 restrictions are currently still in place. For more information, see:COVID-19 information for licensees
Supplementary information and resources for licensees that wish to apply for a licence to serve liquor post 1am in the local government areas of Melbourne (including Docklands), Stonnington, Yarra and Port Phillip are now available.
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) inspectors visited many of Ballarat’s popular licensed venues this New Year’s Eve and found liquor licensees were compliant with their licence conditions.
Several bottle shops in the City of Greater Geelong have signed a new liquor accord to reduce antisocial behaviour and theft in the local area.
Each year Victorian liquor licensees are required to pay renewal fees and are issued a new licence to display in their venues. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has begun to mail out 2016 liquor licences to licensees who have paid their renewal fee.
Liquor licensees are responsible for the safety of their venues — for their patrons, their employees and the community. Licensees must meet their liquor licence conditions and ensure that alcohol is served safely and responsibly.
Daylight saving ends at 3am this Sunday (3 April 2016), which means clocks will be moved back to 2am.
Gambling and liquor licensees and other stakeholders are invited to VCGLR’s regional Knowledge Exchange event in Ararat on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
The first inner-city “Super Forum” brings together representatives from industry, regulators and local and state government to discuss current liquor trends and issues.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation's (VCGLR) interactive Licensed Venues Map is a dynamic and searchable map that locates gambling and liquor licensed venues across metropolitan and regional Victoria, and can be accessed on both desktop and mobile platforms.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) did not take enforcement action to close the Shebeen venue in Melbourne.