Restaurant and Cafe Licence - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you operate a business that serves food, such as a restaurant or cafe, and you intend to serve alcohol.

In order to hold this type of licence, your main business activity must be the preparation and serving of meals for consumption on the premises. You may only serve alcohol during ordinary trading hours (9:00am-11:00pm).

To apply, complete the Liquor Licence Application Kit Restaurant and Cafe Licence form.

Other forms and related documents can be found on the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation website.

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 apply for a liquor licence
  • have adequate knowledge of liquor licensing law
  • be at least 18 years old, if you are applying as an individual
  • not be currently disqualified from holding a liquor licence or BYO Permit
  • ensure that the main business activity undertaken at your premises is preparing and serving meals to patrons at the premises.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

In most cases the agency will impose conditions upon granting the licence. You must comply with any conditions imposed.

All licences are subject to the following conditions:

  • meals must be offered at the premises at all times
  • licensees must ensure tables and chairs are available for at least 75 per cent of patrons attending the premises at any one time
  • the licensee must not permit the live performance of music or the playing of recorded music on the premises at higher than background level at any time outside ordinary trading hours (unless the music is part of a private function)
  • if the licence is held by a corporation or other organisation, each director of the organisation must be approved by the agency
  • tables and chairs must be available to at least 75% of the patrons attending the premises
  • providing free drinking water patrons.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $461.30 Fees for 2017-18.
Renew Renewal -

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

Transfer Transfer $207.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation $207.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Contact details

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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)