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.
There are clear standards and guidelines for licensees to follow when advertising or promoting liquor sale or events.
Licensees have clear obligations under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 to serve alcohol responsibly. This page outlines guidelines and principles in relation to responsible alcohol advertising and promotions.
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.
It is an offence for a licensee or permittee to supply liquor to a person in a state of intoxication, or to permit drunken or disorderly persons to be on the licensed premises, or on any authorised premises.
The star rating system provides greater incentives for licensees to comply with Victoria’s liquor licensing laws.
All mandatory liquor signage was updated on 29 June 2018. Please replace your existing posters with those shown below.
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 RSA online refresher course is a quick, easy and convenient way to keep your skills up-to-date while also meeting any mandatory RSA training requirements.