You will require this licence if you operate a club and intend to supply alcohol to your members. It authorises you to supply alcohol to:
- a member or guest of a member for drinking on the premises only (take-always are not permitted)
- from a point of sale during sporting events for drinking outside the licensed premises (for example, from a canteen or marquee), provided specific approval is first obtained.
If you wish to allow underage persons onto the premises who are not accompanied by a parent, spouse or guardian for the purpose of participating in sporting activities or presentations you must request an 'underage approval' when applying for a licence.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- be at least 18 years old (if applying as an individual)
- not be disqualified from holding a licence or BYO permit
- ensure that the rules of your club are compliant with Schedule 1 of the regulations
- complete the application kit
- provide any other information required by the agency; an
- pay the application fee.
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 Agency for further information and advice.
Ongoing requirements include:
- compliance with all relevant provisions of the applicable planning scheme
- if the licence is held by a corporation or other organisation, all directors of the organisation must be approved by the agency.
Generally 12 months or from date granted until end of that calendar year unless stated otherwise on the licence.
31 December each year.
Fees for 2016-17.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
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.
Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (Victoria)
Liquor Control Reform Regulations 2009 (Victoria)
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