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 Recorded Webinar: Transfer of Liquor License in Victoria on Sale or Purchase of Licensed Business

Date: Wednesday 16th December 2020
Duration: 45 minutes


Sale or purchase of licensed venues requires a transfer of the liquor licence. This session looks at the process and dealing with the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR). It includes:

  • Dealing with the VCGLR – an overview
  • Key provisions of the Liquor Control Reform Act regarding transfer
  • Understanding application documents and online forms
  •  Completion of training programs – what evidence is required
  • Arranging patron capacity report from building surveyor
  • Understanding planning permit requirements
  • Does the venue layout require changing - need for a new red line plan
  • Variations on transfer of liquor license and dealing with breaches
  • Retail leasing provisions when transferring liquor license
  • Case study - Risk of misleading and deceptive conduct on license transfer
Recorded Webinars,Liquor licensing,Recorded Webinar: Transfer of Liquor License in Victoria on Sale or Purchase of Licensed Business Nicolas Zervos, Principal, Zervos Lawyers, Victoria

Nicolas Zervos is regarded as a highly respected specialist lawyer in the areas of hospitality, liquor licensing, gaming and commercial law.

He was admitted into practice in 1980. Nicolas is a hands-on lawyer who represents a large number of commercial clients. At the same time, he has built a comprehensive and strong legal team who are renowned for their client service and expertise.

Nicolas’ experience has not been limited to private practice and he has been actively involved in the hospitality industry, but also has been a Melbourne City Councillor and Assistant Commissioner to the Liquor Licensing Commission. He is fully aware of the regulatory framework governing liquor and gaming in Victoria. He is able to provide first hand advice in order to ensure that clients’ objectives are met.

Nicolas has acted on behalf of clients in a number of large high profile sales and acquisitions of businesses and freehold transactions in Victoria.


This webinar is suitable for Victorian commercial lawyers practising in liquor licensing. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

CPD:  0.75 CPD unit/point - substantive law.

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 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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