Packaged Liquor Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you operate a retail liquor store (bottle shop) or supermarket that sells packaged alcohol.

This licence authorises the holder to supply liquor in sealed containers, bottles or cans for consumption off the premises.

If you run a supermarket you may be required to set aside a separate area of the supermarket to function as the licensed premises. Alcohol can only be sold at normal supermarket checkouts if certain conditions are met.

Tastings may be held on the licensed premises during trading hours.

Ordinarily, you will only be able to sell alcohol during standard trading hours (9:00AM to 11:00PM). The agency may authorise you to operate from 11:00PM to 1:00PM or from 5:00AM to 9:00PM. Licensees who wish to extend their hours past 1am will need to apply for a Late Night (Packaged Liquor) Licence.

Liquor must not be supplied on ANZAC day between 5am and 12noon. Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a suitable person to run the business
  • have adequate knowledge of liquor licensing law
  • be at least 18 years old (if applying as an individual)
  • not be disqualified from holding a licence or BYO permit under the Act.

You must make an application to the agency by completing the application kit. Please provide any additional information requested by the Director and pay the prescribed fees.

Please note that any person who, at any time, has management or control of the licensed premises has to have completed a Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) refresher course in the previous financial year.

Please review the Application Kit or contact Responsible Alcohol Victoria for further details.

Prerequisites

Ongoing requirements

In most cases the agency will impose conditions upon granting the licence. You must comply with any conditions imposed, including the requirement to comply with the Code of Conduct for Packaged Liquor Licences.

Duration

12 months or from date granted until end of that calendar year.

Expiry

31 December annually.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$452.20

Fees for 2016-17.

RenewRenewal

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

VaryVariation$203.80

Fees for 2016-17.

TransferTransfer$203.80

Fees for 2016-17.

Lodgement

Apply

Please submit your completed application together with all specified accompanying documentation referred to in the application kit directly with the Agency.

Once an application is received, and relevant checks and inquiries completed, a decision will be made by the Director of Liquor Licensing to either grant or refuse the application.


Renew

Each year in December a renewal form will be mailed to the licence holder.


Approval time

The time taken to process an application will vary according to individual circumstances.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Control Reform Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation


Operating address:
49 Elizabeth Street
Richmond
Victoria 3121
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1988
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300 182 457

Fax:

03 9651 3777
contact@vcglr.vic.gov.au

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