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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01034JUNE2024
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Inspector - D01034 June 2024.pdf (PDF, 235KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kurt Brown on 0408 832 157

Position Details

VPS4 Liquor Control Victoria - Inspector, Metro

  • Utilise your expertise in compliance and regulation to provide support and advice to Liquor Control Victoria (LCV)
  • 1x Ongoing, full-time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victoria Public Service
  • VPS4: $ $92,332 to $104,762 per annum.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking to fill an ongoing role as a Liquor Inspector within Liquor Control Victoria. We have an opportunity for an Inspector, located at the Richmond Office. If you are someone who enjoys working in a tight-knit team, looking to develop your skills, enjoy a challenge and thrive in a varied environment, take a step up and come and join us.

About the Business Unit

The Department of Justice and Community Safety has established a new business unit, Liquor Control Victoria, to support the independent Victorian Liquor Commission which was created on 1 July 2022. Liquor Control Victoria supports the independent Commission by providing strategic, operational and administrative support and by performing various regulatory functions under delegation.

The Victorian Liquor Commission, supported by Liquor Control Victoria, is responsible for issuing liquor licences and overseeing industry compliance and enforcement to ensure that Victorians and visitors to the state enjoy safe and responsible liquor licensed environments.

This is an exciting time to join Liquor Control Victoria and to be part of something new and growing. We are strengthening our focus on harm minimisation and assessment of community impacts as part of our regulatory approach following major reforms to liquor licencing laws that commenced in 2022.

About the Role

Reporting to a Team Leader, this role is primarily responsible for carrying out compliance activities in Metro Melbourne, however you may be required to travel and conduct operations anywhere within Victoria. Your main functions can include conducting discreet attendances, surveillance, overt inspections, investigations, complaint handling and enforcement functions

In addition, you may be responsible for conducting risk management discussions, conducting joint operations with other regulators, including Victoria Police and compiling reports and other documents for the purposes of prosecution or disciplinary action. When necessary, this role will recommend relevant enforcement actions, such as commencing a criminal investigation or other enforcement action in accordance with policies and procedures.

The role demands flexibility as it requires shift work with variable shift patterns, including afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts, and occasionally requires travel to regional Victoria. After completing your training, you will be assigned to one of the Metro Regulatory Teams.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Undertaking inspections and observations of liquor venues and licensed events in accordance with the allocated inspection/investigations regime provided by divisional management.
  • Conduct investigations involving alleged breaches of the legislation administered by the Commission.
  • Identify existing or potential risks of non-compliance or social harm arising from the operation of licensed premises and work with licensees to identify, negotiate and implement appropriate responses to ameliorate that risk.
  • Resolve operational issues and manage all complaints promptly and effectively, in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Engaging with stakeholders and community organisations with a focus on developing and implementing strategies to minimise alcohol related harms

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience undertaking compliance work
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in undertaking analysis and reporting on data
  • Experience in conducting and managing investigations and preparing briefs
  • A strong ability to accept changed priorities without undue discomfort, and respond quickly to changes
  • A strong ability to proactively resolve issues through a deep understanding of existing guidelines
  • A strong ability to build a supportive and cooperative team environment and work collaboratively to respond to issues.


  • A Victorian Drivers' Licence or equivalent is required.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in management, law, enforcement, or audit is desirable.
  • Experience in regulatory operations is desirable.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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