In Victoria, liquor licenses are administered and regulated by the The Victorian Comission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (otherwise known as the VCGLR). The VCGLR regulates businesses focusing on the people, premises, products and promotions involved in supplying liquor to ensure the integrity of Victoria's liquor industry and to minimise harm.
This includes consideration applications associated with commencing a new venue with a new liquor licence, through to varying an existing licence or appointing a new Nominee. The VCGLR consider as many as 20,000 applications per year and there are a vast array of applications which can be submitted to the VCGLR.
Some are relatively simple, others not so, but all of them have one thing in common; Red Tape.
Additionally, many liquor licence applications are required to have town planning approval for the intended use from the local council before their application will be accepted for consideration.
With our consultant’s knowledge of the industry, we can cut through the red tape, saving you precious time and money in the process. We will not only assist you in your dealings with the VCGLR, but we will organise everything that is required for your application, through our range of affiliate providers, to make the process as seamless as possible.
This includes assisting you with requirements put in place by local government authorities, particularly Statutory Planning requirements (including your application for a planning permit if required), obtaining the required patron capacity reports, providing the required industry training, and anything else that your unique situation may require.
Our rates are competitive, and we have an intimate understanding of the liquor industry from not only a government point of view, but, most importantly, a Licensees point of view. So before seeking your solicitor’s advice on licensing matters, why not contact us to see what we can do for you?