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Liquor licensing

Any person or organisation that intends to supply liquor in Victoria must apply for a licence or permit.

Proof of age cards and the Optus data breach

Liquor Control Victoria (LCV) is aware of the Optus data breach and is closely monitoring its impact on proof of age cards.

Optus is contacting its customers who are affected by the data breach with further advice. 

If Optus contacts you about your proof of age card, please email

In your email include:

  • your proof of age card barcode number
  • any evidence Optus provided to you about your card and the data breach. 

LCV will flag your record in our database. This will prevent any unauthorised changes or access to your information. 

You can apply for a new proof of age card. There will be no fee to replace your card if your request is due to the Optus data breach. 

Contact us on 1300 182 457 if you have questions or concerns. 

We take your privacy very seriously. We understand incidents involving the unauthorised disclosure of your personal information are stressful. To protect the privacy and security of proof of age card holders, we will flag and record the details of any cards compromised as part the Optus data breach.

From 1 July, the regulation of liquor licensing is transitioning into the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Until the transition is complete, there is no change to the existing way you apply for, and manage your licences. Information is available on the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission websiteExternal Link .

We are working on transferring all liquor-related content to this site. Once this task is complete, all information and applications will be available here.

Latest news

During November and December 2022, the Victorian Government is refunding venues their application fee for a temporary limited liquor licence when this application is to broadcast a major sporting event.

Read more about how to get your refund.

Reviewed 11 October 2022