The Victorian Government is reviewing the current Liquor Control Reform Regulations 2009 which are due to expire on 4 November 2019.

The review will focus only on matters that may be prescribed in regulations as outlined in section 118B, section 180 and Schedule 3, clause 17 (2)(e) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

Before remaking regulations, the responsible minister, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, is required to ensure that consultation occurs with affected parties, and that the impacts of the regulations on individuals or groups are adequately assessed.

This consultation is looking for feedback on any or all of the following regulations:

  1. Part 1 Preliminary
  2. Part 2 Prescribed substances
  3. Part 2A Prescribed liquor
  4. Part 3 Security cameras
  5. Part 4 Particulars and information for applications
  6. Part 5 Fees
  7. Part 6 Prescribed variations
  8. Part 6AA Prescribed conditions for the attendance of minors at live music events
  9. Part 7 Licensing polls
  10. Part 7A Prescribed barring order requirements
  11. Miscellaneous
  12. Other topics of your choice

We are asking for your feedback. Your feedback will be used to inform the development of new regulations to replace the existing regulations from November 2019.

A Regulatory Impact Statement will be drafted and shared for consultation in 2019. After this, new regulations will be made.

How to make a submission

You can share your views by either:

  • lodging a formal submission document addressing any or all of the questions outlined in the documentation.


  • completing the survey below, replying to any or all of the questions.

If you're willing to be contacted by the project team to further discuss your response make sure to leave your contact details. This is optional.

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Which regulation(s) does this submission address?

What is the issue or problem?

In your response you might like to consider:

  • the background to the issue or problem
  • the extent of the problem
  • who is affected by the problem
  • why the current regulations do not currently or adequately address the problem and whether there are any other measures outside of the regulations that can address this issue
  • current and potential impacts of the problem.

What aspects of the regulations are working well?

Consider how the regulations impact current practices to drive positive outcomes, and describe any aspects of the regulations that should not change and why.

What changes would you like to see to the regulations?

You might like to consider how the regulations could be enhanced or changed to solve problems you have identified.

Your suggestion might be a:

  • new regulation
  • regulation amendment, or
  • removal of a regulation.

What is your supporting evidence for the problems, benefits or changes that you have outlined above?

Examples of evidence include:

  • the number, type and name of stakeholders who support your view
  • relevant data captured by you or your organisation
  • data as to the extent of the problem
  • incidents and case studies.

What are the potential impacts of your proposal?

Examples of impacts include:

  • increased or reduced costs or burdens
  • restriction to or increase in competition.

Do you have other comments that you've not addressed above?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


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