Skip to content Skip to search Skip to main navigation

Service Disruption

eServices and eTendering portals will be unavailable from 5.00pm to 9.00pm today (23 April) due to core network maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Liquor Licencing

Apply for a liquor licence

If you are planning to sell or serve alcohol you will need to apply for a Victorian Liquor Licence. There are a number of different types of licences that are differentiated by the size of the establishment and the amount of alcohol sold or served. Common type of liquor licences include:

  • Renewable Limited Licence (includes B&Bs, small wineries, small motels with mini bars etc.)
  • Vigneron Licence (large wine makers)
  • Club Licences
  • Restaurant and Cafe Licence
  • General Licence (includes hotels, clubs and taverns)

Issues that influence what type of liquor licence you will require include:

  • The licence time period (for how long will you require a liquor licence?)
  • Where will the alcohol be consumed - on premises or taken away?
  • Land use restrictions and requirements

Businesses where the supply of liquor is only a small part of the products and services on offer are exempt from the requirement to hold a liquor licence. This may includes businesses such as some bed and breakfasts, hairdressers, florists, gift makers, butchers, hospitals, residential care services, retirement villages and cruise ships.