Restricted Club Licence - Victoria


You will need this licence if you operate a club and intend to supply alcohol. A restricted club licence authorises you to supply alcohol on your premises to:

  • members of your club for consumption on the premises
  • guests of a member for consumption on the premises

Unlike a full club licence, a restricted club licence will only authorise you to supply alcohol at set times specified by the Agency in your licence. A full club licence is also required to supply alcohol to members for off-premises consumption.

Special procedures apply for two or more clubs that wish to amalgamate and apply for one club licence.

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 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
  • pay the application fee.

The Agency will decide whether your club licence should be full or restricted, taking into account a range of circumstances including your member numbers, staff numbers, turnover and days and hours of operation.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Any variation, relocation, transfer or surrender of a licence must be approved by the Agency.

Ongoing requirements include:

  • maintaining a register of members and authorised gaming visitors register to be available for inspection at any time
  • keeping of proper accounts and records of transactions and affairs of the club that are sufficient to explain the financial operations and position of the club
  • compliance with the applicable planning scheme.


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


31 December each year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are in the attached resource.

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Liquor Control Victoria

Contact details

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