Regulation of Victoria’s licensing, sale and supply of liquor. The Victorian government aims to minimise harm by ensuring Victorian organisations and entities comply with the laws of Victoria.

Prosecuting unlicensed liquor suppliers

The Victorian Liquor Commission (VLC) has prosecuted several businesses(opens in a new window) for selling alcohol without a liquor licence.

Fines were issued to Chadstone Market Pty Ltd and Gibson’s Wine Store following covert inspections by Liquor Control Victoria (LCV) inspectors. Similarly, Amphai Thai Groceries Pty Ltd was ordered make a payment to the Court Fund.

‘The licensing framework exists to ensure businesses and individuals who want to sell liquor are suitable and doing so in a way that supports responsible supply and consumption’, Danielle Huntersmith, Chair of the VLC, has said. ‘Unlicensed selling of liquor is serious and we will not hesitate to act to protect Victorians’.

LCV invites the public and industry to report suspected unlicensed liquor supply via an online complaint form.


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