Any person or organisation that intends to supply liquor in Victoria must apply for a licence through the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
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Liquor Licence for Sporting Clubs
A liquor licence allows you to sell alcohol for consumption as part of your business. Liquor licences ensure that licensed premises are situated in appropriate locations, and the permit application process takes into account the impact of the licensed premises on the amenity of the surrounding area.
The type of licence required will depend on the type of event or business you are running and how you wish to supply the liquor but may include
Restaurant and cafe
Temporary limited licence (event under 5,000 people)
Major event licence (event over 5,000 people)
Sporting and community club
BYO (BYO permit, party bus)
Winery or brewery
If you are planning a new event or starting a new business or making changes to your existing licence, Horsham Rural City have a business development team that can assist you. Contact during business hours (9am to 5pm) on 03 5382 9777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In some cases a Planning Permit may also be required for the sale and consumption of liquor. This is to ensure that licensed premises are situated in appropriate locations, and to ensure that the impact of the licensed premises on the amenity of the surrounding area is considered.
There are many types of liquor licences. Most require Planning permission prior to obtaining a liquor licence from the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC).
The type of licence required is determined by VGCCC, not by council or the applicant. Therefore, you should contact VGCCC to determine the appropriate type of licence before making an application for a Planning Permit. Details of the type of liquor licences that require a Planning Permit can be found here
Planning Permissions and Liquor Licences
A permit is also required for the following:
Liquor Licence Information Sheet(PDF, 1MB)
Please submit your application for a planning permit here.