Application for a Temporary Limited Liquor Licence



Applications for a temporary limited licence for outdoor/external dining during Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be assessed within 72 hours.

Please ensure you complete all steps of the application process prior to submitting this to avoid lengthy delays, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for licensees

For all other temporary limited licence applications, please allow up to six weeks for processing.

Please note: this portal is for applications for temporary limited liquor licences only. If you are an existing restaurant and cafe or on-premises licensee applying for a temporary limited licence, please ensure you read the Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for licensees.

  • Please read the Temporary limited licence fact sheet before beginning your application. In many cases if you are supplying liquor free of charge, with no money promised or indirectly paid, you do not require 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 your event is to be held outdoors, as part of your application you will need to upload a plan of your site with the proposed area to be licensed outlined in red. Plans for temporary limited licences fact sheet (PDF, 125 KB).
  • Payment for online applications is by credit card only (Visa, Mastercard, Amex).
  • Applications can only be accepted for events within the next nine 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.
  • Please ensure you have all information required before starting as there is no provision to save during the application process.
  • The VCGLR 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.
  • An application for a temporary limited licence may not be granted where the applicant has already applied, or is in the process of 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