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.
There are things you will need to consider, including licence requirements, before applying for a temporary limited or major event licence.
Licensees need to be aware of their responsibilities not to allow drunk, violent or quarrelsome persons to enter or remain on their licensed premises. This page provides information on banning or barring patrons.
This page outlines the functions of compliance.
There are clear standards and guidelines for licensees to follow when advertising or promoting liquor sale or events.
The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act) regulates the supply and consumption of liquor in Victoria.
Some Victorian liquor licensees must collect and report information about their annual wholesale transactions to other Victorian licensees. Read more to find out how and when to report.
All mandatory liquor signage was updated on 29 June 2018. Please replace your existing posters with those shown below.
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).
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.