Application for a Temporary Limited Liquor Licence

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – NEW YEAR'S EVE TRADING HOURS

Many liquor licences have an automatic extension of trading hours for New Year's Eve

You may not need to apply for a temporary licence*
Check if your licence already has extended hours for NYE:

https://www.vgccc.vic.gov.au/liquor/restaurant-cafe/public-holiday-trading/extended-ordinary-trading-hours-new-years-eve

Please note that there is a fee for processing and assessing licence applications. This fee is not refundable if an application is made in error or is refused

Temporary COVID-19 outdoor areas

Existing licensed venues applying for a temporary limited licence to extend their licensed area to include an outdoor area during the COVID-19 pandemic may be assessed within 3 business days.

Please complete all steps before submitting your application to avoid delays. See COVID-19 information for licensees for more information.

Applications for major sporting events in November and December 2022

Application fees will be refunded to venues applying for temporary limited licences to screen/broadcast major sporting events during November and December 2022.

Venues only need to apply for a single temporary limited licence to screen FIFA World Cup 2022 matches for the duration of the World Cup.

To receive your refund, or apply for a FIFA World Cup 2022 licence, please follow the instructions on the Victorian Government liquor licensing webpage when completing this application form.

Fees for all other applications still apply.

Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of temporary limited licence applications, other than COVID-19 temporary limited licences for outdoor areas.

  • Please read the Temporary limited licence fact sheet (PDF, 424 KB) before beginning your application. If you are supplying liquor free of charge, with no money promised or indirectly paid, you may not need a licence.
  • If your event may be attended by 5,000 or more people, you need to complete an Application for a major event licence form.
  • If you are applying for an outdoor event, include a plan of your site with the proposed licensed area outlined in red. Please see the Plans for temporary limited licences fact sheet (PDF, 125 KB) for an example.
  • Please have ready all the information you need before starting the application process. You will not be able to save your progress.
  • Payment for online applications is by credit card only (Visa, Mastercard, Amex).
  • Applications must only be for events within the next 9 months.
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) is a compulsory aspect of all licences to ensure a safe, enjoyable environment in the licensed premises.
  • All information submitted via this portal is encrypted and secure.
  • Liquor Control Victoria is committed to responsible and fair handling of personal information consistent with the "Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014" and its obligations under the "Liquor Control Reform Act 1998".
  • Your application for a temporary limited licence may not be granted where you have already applied, or are applying, for a permanent licence and the intended supply of liquor is the same for both applications.

Apply now or return to the VCGLR website

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation