The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released its annual report for 2014-2015.
We’re interested in how long it takes for liquor licences to be granted or transferred – and whether the VCGLR is getting faster.
See table 18 on page 51 of the report.
- New permanent liquor licences take (on average) 75 days
- New BYO permit takes (on average) 49 days
- Transferring a liquor licence or BYO permit takes (on average) 56 days
Those are average timeframes. They can’t take into consideration where the licensee, police or council is the cause of delays.
Compared with 2011, these times are getting faster. Compared with 2013-2014, new licenses are getting a little faster while new BYO permits and transfers are a little slower.