On-Premises Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you operate a business or club that supplies alcohol for consumption on the premises.

An on-premises licence does not authorise you to supply alcohol for consumption off the premises (take away or retail sales).

This licence is appropriate for pubs and clubs, as well as other businesses that supply alcohol.

An on-premises licence authorises you to:

  • supply liquor on the premises during ordinary trading hours
  • supply liquor between 11PM and 1AM on the following day if approved by the agency
  • if authorised by the agency, to supply liquor in an open container for consumption in a food court.

Licensees who wish to extend their hours past 1am may need to apply for a Late Night (On-Premises) Licence.

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 at least 18 years old, If you are applying as an individual
  • not be disqualified from holding a licence or BYO permit under the Act
  • consent to a national police check
  • complete the relevant forms
  • provide any additional information required by the agency.

Please note that the agency may refuse to grant a licence if:

  • it would detract from the amenity of the area in which your premises are located
  • it would encourage the misuse or abuse of alcohol
  • you or the directors of your organisation do not have sufficient knowledge of liquor licensing law
  • you or your organisation are not suitable to hold a licence.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Ongoing requirements

You must comply with all conditions imposed on your licence. Ongoing requirements include:

  • compliance with the applicable planning scheme
  • if the licence is held by a corporation, or other organisation, all directors must be approved by the agency
  • alcohol must not be sold between 3AM and 12 noon on ANZAC day.
Different requirements apply to licensed venues that hold sexually explicit entertainment.

Duration

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

Expiry

31 December each year.

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 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.

In most cases the Director will impose conditions upon the licence.


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

Disclaimer

The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.