As per previous dining requirements, food must be served if alcohol is provided.
If you would like to extend your liquor licence to your temporary outdoor area, you can apply for a temporary limited licence from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR).
If your business is on private land, you will need to obtain the landowner's consent and apply directly to extend your liquor licence through the VCGLR.
If you business is on public land, Council will provide you with a letter of support with your permit and you will then need to apply to extend your liquor licence through the VCGLR. The consent on public land will be included in the business' permit, and no separate permission is required to be lodged with council. Once the letter of consent is issued, the consent along with the approved outdoor dining area is required to be submitted with the VCGLR application by the business.
For the most up to date information on what is required, visit the VCGLR website.
If your restaurant or cafe does not currently have a liquor licence, you must apply for a new licence on the VCGLR website.
Communal eating areas where people can eat take-away food from local businesses will be considered alcohol and smoke free zones.