Sign up to receive fortnightly updates on Council news, updates, events, projects and other up-to-date information.
Any person or organisation that intends to supply liquor in Victoria must apply for a licence through the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR). This is changing as of 1 July 2022, the VCGLR will no longer incorporate liquor licences. Instead this will become the role of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS).
Applications to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will be referred to Council for comment. Council has 30 days to respond to a notification from Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation and advise if there are or are not any objections to the application.
In most cases (if not all) a Planning Permit is required prior to a liquor licence. This is to ensure that licensed premises are situated in appropriate locations, and to ensure that any potential impact of the licensed premises on the surrounding area is considered.