Series VPRS 7602
Licensing Register - Country
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Date Range: Series By 1917 - cont
  Series in Custody ? 1917 - ? 1981
  Contents 1917 - 1981
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1917 - 1954 Licensing Court of Victoria VA 2955
1954 - 1968 Victorian Licensing Court VA 2905
1968 - 1988 Liquor Control Commission VA 1110
1988 - cont Liquor Licensing Commission VA 2869
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1988 - 1998 Liquor Licensing Commission VA 2869
1998 - cont Director of Liquor Licensing VA 4824
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  • Function / Content
    Licensing Registers for country areas appear not to have commenced until 1917. Some licensing entries for country areas will be found in VPRS 7601, Metropolitan Registers.

    Petitions and Proclamations

    Volume 4 (1917-1952) is a listing of country petitions/proclamations, as country areas applied for liquor licenses. The petition was resolved by voting amongst the townspeople. The majority of petitions were granted.

    Country Licensing Registers

    These follow the same format as metropolitan registers. Applicants were issued with a number beginning at one, and then were processed accordingly. When re-applying for a licence renewal, they do not necessarily have the same number. A fee was paid.

    The early registers record quarterly and annual sittings for hearings. These were for Liquor and Auctioneer Licenses. Other licenses were heard on a more regular basis and they were grouped accordingly to licence, for example: Carriers were heard together.

    If a hearing was adjourned, a date was included for the next hearing. Additional Volume references: 2 April 1917, 139
    12.3.17

    which instructs the researcher to go back to 12 March 1917 for number 139.

    Types Of Licenses Granted And How Processed

    Applications were made for: New, Renewal, Transfer, Extension, Alteration and Temporary Licenses.

    New Licenses - These are issued once only.

    Annual Licenses - One sitting was held for granting licence renewals. Some additional licenses were granted after annual sittings.

    General Licenses - These apply to transfer of shares, duplicate licence, varying conditions set on a licence, transfer relating to change of Directors, Appointment of Nominees, application for extended hours permits (Sunday) and revocations.

    Extensions - Permits an extension to the time liquor can be served, often for a special occasion: wedding, 21st birthday.

    Alterations - Records licensed premises undergoing alterations to their buildings, lists date of commencement, completion and total cost.

    Temporary Licenses - These are issued for irregular events such as Race Meetings.

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1898 - 1917 Licensing Register - Metropolitan VPRS 7601
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P0001 1917 - 1981 Open 35
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