Temporary Limited Licence - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to hold a one-off event where alcohol will be supplied or consumed. Examples of one-off events include balls or presentation / awards nights.

This licence may also authorise the supply of liquor at events that are held over a series of dates, such as theatre productions.

A temporary limited licence authorises you to sell liquor at specified times. It cannot be renewed. A maximum of three events will be accepted per application.

Please note that if your event is likely to attract a large crowd (over 5000), or to have a significant impact on the area it is held, you will be required to apply for a major event licence.

To apply, complete the Temporary Limited Liquor Licence online 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


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.

Please consult the Agency for further information and advice.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

The following requirements apply:

  • compliance with the applicable planning scheme
  • if the licence is held by a corporation, or other organisation, all directors must be approved by the agency
  • alcohol must not be sold between 3AM and 12 noon on ANZAC day
  • any alcohol supplied under a temporary limited licence must be purchased from the holder of a general licence or packaged liquor licence
  • where an application is made for a series of events over a limited season, the season must extend for no longer than three months
  • applicants must have the right to occupy the premises during the event or season nominated.

Additional conditions may be imposed upon this licence by the agency, and failure to comply may result in the licence being suspended or cancelled.

Any variation, relocation or transfer of a Temporary Limited Licence must be approved and/or endorsed by the Director of Liquor Licensing.


For the approved time only.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $59.40

Where the applicant does not hold an existing licence / permit. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $110.10

Where the applicant holds an existing licence / permit. Fees for 2017-18.


Lodgement process


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.

Approval time

Your application must be lodged at least 35 days before the event commences.

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
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)