How to: Running All Ages Gigs
From 1 July 2014, amendments to the regulations of Victoria’s Liquor Control Reform Act came into place meaning that live music venues can host all ages-gigs by simply notifying the Victorian Commission of Gaming and Liquor Regulation a week before the show.
There are no fees and no application process, which makes it much easier for venues to host shows for young people and therefore opens up opportunities for young musicians and audience members alike.
Previously, some under 18-only shows could be held in licensed venues under limiting circumstances, after licensees paid a fee and went through a long application period.
This reform brings Victoria into line with other states, and comes after two years of work by the music community, led by Music Victoria and The Push on the Victorian Government’s Live Music Roundtable.
For more information on all age gigs:
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation information on Minors on licensed premises - underage or mixed age events
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation FAQ on underage patrons on licensed premises
Best Practice Guidelines for Live Music Venues