Victoria makes licence renewal process digital

02 October, 2019 by Andy Young

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is updating its liquor licence renewal process, making it quicker and easier for the state’s 23,000 liquor licence holders to renew and manage their licence.

The VCGLR said that every year is posts more than 45,000 letters to licensees with their renewal notice and annual liquor licences. Taking the process online means licensees can avoid waiting for a mail out, while also saving the regulator money and paper.

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VCGLR Director Licensing, Alex Fitzpatrick, said: “Licensees are currently posted a renewal notice in late November with payment due by 31 December. Moving the process online means licensees no longer need to wait a week or two to receive this. Once the renewal notice is ready it’s in their inbox instantly.

“Licensees already signed up to the VCGLR’s Liquor Portal and have eLicence activated will receive their renewal notice via email from late November this year.

“Once payment is made, licensees will automatically be emailed their liquor licence within five working days ready to print and display in their licensed venue.

“Those who have not signed up to the Liquor Portal will need to do so by the end of October to receive these documents via email.

“Licensees have been provided with resources and information to support their registration to the Liquor Portal.”

The regulator said the Liquor Portal has other advantages for licensees including the ability to:

  • print a copy of your liquor licence at any time
  • download your renewal notice at any time
  • download your venue’s red line plan
  • apply to add, replace or remove the Nominee associated with your liquor licence or permit
  • apply to add, replace or remove the Director(s) associated with your liquor licence or permit
  • apply to transfer a liquor licence or BYO permit
  • apply for a Restaurant and Café liquor licence
  • check the status of an application.