Enforcement action tools available to the VCGLR compliance inspectors. The inspectors can use one or more of these for any given breach.
|Infringement notices||Breach or infringement of the conditions on a liquor licence. Used instead of a court appearance.|
|Written warnings||Breach or infringement of the conditions on a liquor licence.
Letter telling the licensee to fall back within the conditions. Not officially part of the Act. But they may be used against you at any proceedings.
|Disciplinary action||Issues of non-compliance that require suspension or the disqualification of a licence is usually of a serious nature.
Disciplinary action is focussed on altering the behaviour for the protection of the public through a more tailored response specific to the licensee.
|Enforceable undertakings||A legal agreement to comply with certain conditions agreed to with the VCGLR.
Avoids court or tribunal proceedings.
List of current enforceable undertakings – for those that want to see what kind of conditions get used.
|Risk management discussion||There to manage potential risks. Not used for actual breaches or infringements.
Often used in conjunction with other VCGLR ammunition (e.g. an infringement notice or warning notice).
May include a verbal warning.
|Criminal prosecution||Investigations take place when a serious or deliberate infringement of licence conditions occurs.
Blatant disregard for the law concerning alcohol in Victoria.