Pre-Retail Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to supply liquor. This applies to liquor producers, importers and wholesalers.

A pre-retail licence authorises you to:

  • supply liquor to any liquor licence holder
  • supply liquor to persons authorised to sell or supply liquor interstate for consumption outside Victoria
  • supply liquor to liquor licence holders for the purposes of export.

No trading hour restrictions apply. Under this licence, the wholesale supply of liquor is permitted at any time or place. This licence does not authorise retail sale of liquor or sale to members of the public who are not liquor licensees.

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.
  • pay the required fees.

You must make an application to the agency by completing the application kit. Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Ongoing requirements

Once granted any variation, relocation, transfer or surrender of a Pre-Retail Licence must be approved or endorsed by the Director of Liquor Licensing.

Conditions may be imposed upon this licence by the agency. Please review the Application Kit or contact the responsible agency for further details.

You must keep a record of sales and purchases of liquor and keep each record for a period of 5 years.

Duration

12 months or from date granted until end of that 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 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.

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