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 liquor licences.
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.
The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 defines 'sexually explicit entertainment' as live entertainment that may be performed for an audience, by a person performing an act of an explicit sexual nature.
Licensees who hold a general, on-premises, late night or packaged liquor licence may apply for an exemption from one or more of the requirements relating to the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).
To hold events that are open to minors in licensed premises liquor licensees or permittees must submit either a notification or an application form to the VCGLR.
Fees are charged when making an application for a liquor licence, and annually thereafter as provided for under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
The Liquor Control Reform Regulations 2009 impose minimum standards for the frame rate and quality of stored images for security cameras and video recorders.
Late night trading venues such as nightclubs, pubs and bars across the state that would normally trade between 3am and midday are required to cease the supply of alcohol at 3am on ANZAC Day.