Renewable Limited Licence - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you operate a business and intend to supply small amounts of alcohol to your customers or guests. This licence applies in circumstances where alcohol is only supplied on a restricted or limited scale. For example, you may wish to apply for this licence if you operate any of the following:

  • bed and breakfast (B&B)
  • small winery
  • internet gift business
  • off-site catering
  • small motel with mini-bar facilities
  • caravan park
  • florist
  • gift-making business.

The following types of businesses are exempt from the requirement to hold a liquor licence, providing that certain conditions are complied with:

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

To apply, complete the Renewable Limited Licence application form.

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.

The following types of businesses are not permitted to be licensed:

  • drive-in cinemas
  • petrol stations
  • convenience stores or milk bars.

Please consult the Agency for further information and advice.

Prerequisites

Ongoing eligibility requirements

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.

A licence cannot be transferred or varied without the approval of the agency.

For further information on whether your business requires this licence, please contact the responsible agency.

Duration

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

Expiry

31 December each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $461.30

Fees for 2017-18.

Renew Renewal All -

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Transfer Transfer All $207.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation All $207.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Lodgement process

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

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Department of Justice and 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
Email: contact@vcglr.vic.gov.au
Website: Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (Opens in new window)