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Major event liquor licence application


If you plan to sell alcohol at an event that is likely to attract more than 5000 people or have a significant impact, you will need a major event liquor licence.

This type of licence authorises the licensee to supply liquor in relation to a major event at times determined by us and specified in the licence. You should complete this application if you intend to supply liquor at the venue or site of a major event, or in conjunction with a major event.

Some events with multiple applicants (such as the St Kilda Festival), are coordinated via local council or a central event coordinator and should not use this online form. If you are unsure if you should use this form, contact your event coordinator or phone us on 1300 182 457 or email contact@vcglr.vic.gov.au

Before you apply

Applications for a major event liquor licence should be made at least three months before the event. Before you complete your application, please ensure you:

  • confirm your event meets the major event criteria
  • are authorised to submit the application
  • have a redline plan of the area where alcohol will be supplied and consumed ready to upload
  • have your event management plan (how you will manage the risk of alcohol and amenity related harm) ready to upload, and
  • have your credit card details handy to pay your (non-refundable) application fee upfront, see: Liquor licence application fees.
  • have all relevant permits for the event from the local council (or relevant authority) for events operating beyond 1am in the local government areas of Melbourne (including the Docklands), Port Phillip, Yarra and Stonnington and ready to upload.

Please note that once you begin the application process, you cannot save and return later. The application process should take you around 15 minutes to complete.

Who can make the application

Applications for a major event liquor licence should be made by an authorised person. An authorised person includes:

  • where the applicant is an individual: the individual only (not someone acting on their behalf)
  • where the applicant is a company: one current director or person authorised to execute documents by the company’s current board of directors on behalf of the company
  • where the applicant is an incorporated association: is an executive committee member.

Please ensure the following details are correct before selecting Next. You will not be able to change your answers once you are beyond this point.

    Are you the exclusive supplier of alcohol at the event?
     
    Do you currently hold a licence?
     
      Does this application relate to the premises covered by your selected licence?
       
      Is your application ONLY seeking to extend your existing trading hours relating to this event?
       
      Do you currently hold a Victorian liquor licence?
       
        Does this application relate to the premises covered by your selected licence?
         
        Is your application ONLY seeking to extend your existing trading hours relating to this event?
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