BYO Permit - Victoria


If your business is a restaurant, club or a party bus operator, you may apply for a permit to allow people to bring their own liquor for consumption on your premises.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a suitable person to hold a BYO Permit
  • not be disqualified from holding a liquor licence or BYO permit
  • pay the required fees
  • submit the required form and supporting documents.

You must make an application to the agency by completing the application kit.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Any variation, relocation, transfer or surrender of a BYO Permit must be approved and endorsed by the Director of Liquor Licensing.

Ongoing requirements include:

  • compliance with the applicable planning scheme
  • if the permit is held by a corporation or other organisation, all directors must be approved by the agency
  • compliance with permit conditions.

Failure to comply may result in the permit being suspended or cancelled.


12 months


31 December each year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees are in the attached resource.

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 Victoria

Lodgement process


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

In most cases the Director will impose conditions upon the licence. The time taken to process an application will vary according to individual circumstances.

Approval time

8 weeks minimum

Additional information

Supplying alcohol (including BYO service) is prohibited on ANZAC day between the hours of 3 AM and 12 noon.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Liquor Control Victoria

Contact details

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