Selling Your Business and Transferring Your Licence
The proposed new owner must apply to transfer your licence to their name using the forms below (please note that Liquor Primary Club Licenses cannot be transferred):
You, as the current licensee, will need to sign the "Agreement to Transfer Licence" form. In doing this you officially agree that once the general manager approves the transfer application you relinquish all claims to your licence(s). You also acknowledge that you continue to be held responsible for any contraventions that occur until the transfer is approved.
The new owner must complete the transfer of liquor licence(s) form , personal history summary and consent to criminal record search forms, any other documentation required, attach the application fee, and mail the entire package to branch headquarters in Victoria (the address is on the application form). If applicable, you must also give the new owner all records of liquor bought from the Liquor Distribution Branch that is in stock at the time of the sale.
Note: as the current licensee, make sure the new owner knows when your current licence is due to expire. The new owner must renew on time or will have to pay a late renewal fee of $200.00.
For more information see the following flowcharts: