Victorian Liquor Licensing / Gambling Regulation

Liquor Licensing

The Liquor Control Reform Act, 1998 aims to ensure that alcohol is sold responsibly.  Under the Act, liquor cannot be supplied or consumed in a club without a liquor licence.  Therefore, community organisations wanting to supply alcohol to members and guests of members must hold a liquor licence. Obtaining a liquor licence is a relatively simple process. Want to understand your obligations better? Need strategies to deal with underage patrons etc? The Our Club Resource Kit is a comprehensive easy to follow resource with everything you need to know to keep your club on track.

Gambling Regulation

Club fundraising is a common and often essential aspect of the club’s financial viability. Fundraising activities are often charged to a sub-committee and may take many forms including the conduct of gaming activities such as raffles. It is important to note that these activities are regulated by law through the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 and the Gambling Regulation Regulations 2005. Prior to embarking on gaming activities, organisations must first be declared by the VCGLR to be a community or charitable organisation and thereafter may be required to apply for a permit.

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