Temporary Limited Liquor Licence - Victoria


You will need this licence 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.

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:

  • if you are applying as an individual, you must be at least 18 years old
  • 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.

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
  • 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


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Fees are in the attached resource.


Act(s) name

Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 Victoria

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

The Commission may need a minimum of 50 days to process the application. You may also be required to display a public notice at the venue for 28 days and Victoria Police and the local council may review your application.

Additional information

Alcohol must not be sold between 3 AM and 12 noon on ANZAC day

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Liquor Control Victoria

Contact details

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