Packaged Liquor Licence - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you operate a retail liquor store (bottle shop) or supermarket that sells packaged alcohol.

This licence authorises the holder to supply liquor in sealed containers, bottles or cans for consumption off the premises.

If you run a supermarket you may be required to set aside a separate area of the supermarket to function as the licensed premises. Alcohol can only be sold at normal supermarket checkouts if certain conditions are met.

Tastings may be held on the licensed premises during trading hours.

Ordinarily, you will only be able to sell alcohol during standard trading hours (9:00am to 11:00pm). The agency may authorise you to operate from 11:00pm to 1:00am or from 5:00am to 9:00pm. Licensees who wish to extend their hours past 1am will need to apply for a Late Night (Packaged Liquor) Licence.

Liquor must not be supplied on ANZAC day between 5am and 12noon.

To apply, complete the Packaged Liquor 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 a suitable person to run the business
  • have adequate knowledge of liquor licensing law
  • be at least 18 years old (if applying as an individual)
  • not be disqualified from holding a licence or BYO permit under the Act.

You must make an application to the agency by completing the application kit. Please provide any additional information requested by the Director and pay the prescribed fees.

Please note that any person who, at any time, has management or control of the licensed premises has to have completed a Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) refresher course in the previous financial year.

Please review the Application Kit or contact Responsible Alcohol Victoria for further details.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

In most cases the agency will impose conditions upon granting the licence. You must comply with any conditions imposed, including the requirement to comply with the Code of Conduct for Packaged Liquor Licences.

Duration

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

Expiry

31 December annually.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $461.30

Fees for 2017-18.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative -

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

Transfer Transfer Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $207.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $207.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Approval Time

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

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)