Liquor Licensing Exemptions - Victoria

Service summary

A business is required to hold a liquor licence if it sells alcohol to its customers or guests. However, certain types of businesses are exempt from this requirement, provided that certain conditions are met.

These exemptions may apply to the following types of businesses:

  • bed and breakfast businesses
  • florists
  • gift-makers
  • hairdressers
  • butchers
  • hospitals
  • residential care services
  • retirement villages
  • cruise ships.

Conditions vary for each type of business. For example, the operator of a bed and breakfast may supply only 750mL of alcohol per day per room occupied. A butcher may only supply 1.5 litres of alcohol to a customer in a day.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (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:
GPO BOX 1988
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300 182 457

Fax:

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

Website:

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