Apply for a temporary limited licence
Temporary limited liquor licences allow individuals or organisations to supply alcohol at a one-off event or a series of one-off events.
Apply for a major event liquor licence
You need this licence if you are organising a major event with a large crowd of 5000 people or more and you or your vendors want to sell alcohol at the event.
Apply for a restaurant or cafe liquor licence
This licence allows the supply of liquor for consumption on premises and the sale of packaged liquor with a take-away or home delivery meal. Restaurants and cafes generally apply for this licence.
Apply for a club liquor licence
Sporting or community clubs that want to supply liquor need to hold a liquor licence.
Apply for a remote seller's packaged liquor licence
A remote seller’s packaged liquor licence is generally applied for by people who want to sell alcohol via phone or internet sales.
Apply for a producer's liquor licence
This liquor licence type allows makers to supply their alcohol. Breweries, distilleries and wineries generally apply for this licence.
Apply for an on-premises liquor licence
An on-premises liquor licence allows you to sell alcohol to drink on your licensed premises without also being required to serve meals. Bars and nightclubs generally apply for this licence.
Apply for an on-premises (live music venue) liquor licence
If you are a live music venue that wants to sell alcohol to drink on the licensed premises without the sale of meals.
Apply for a packaged liquor licence
A packaged liquor licence allows you to sell alcohol in containers to people who will drink it away from your licensed premises. Bottle shops and supermarkets generally apply for this licence type.
Apply for a general liquor licence
A general licence allows you to supply liquor for consumption both on and off your licensed premises. Pubs, hotels and taverns generally apply for this licence.
Apply for a BYO liquor permit
If your business is a restaurant, club or a party bus operator, you may apply for a permit to allow people to bring their own liquor for consumption on your premises.
Apply for a pre-retail liquor licence
A pre-retail licence authorises the wholesale supply of liquor to other licensees.
Apply for a renewable limited liquor licence
A renewable limited liquor licence authorises the supply of liquor when it is done in a limited or restricted way.
Apply for a liquor licence – sexually explicit entertainment venue
Venues wanting to supply alcohol and offer sexually explicit entertainment must hold a liquor licence and also notify Liquor Control Victoria (LCV).
Business exemptions for liquor licences
Some small businesses are not required to have a liquor licence when supplying liquor. There are strict conditions regarding these exemptions.
Liquor licence application fees
These fees are due when you submit your application. They are not refundable regardless of the outcome of your application.
Reviewed 02 April 2023