Senior Licensing Officer

Here at the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) we have an opportunity for a Senior Licensing Officer on an ongoing basis. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that administers Victoria’s gambling and liquor laws. We are responsible for gambling and liquor licensing and undertake activities to prevent and detect breaches, also informing and educating industry and the general public about regulatory practices and requirements. Our culture is supportive and collaborative, we foster the growth and development of our people and provide great facilities and a work/life balance.
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Department: Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/GL2006
Closing Date: 27-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $65,713 - $79,790
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Licensing Officer (GL2006)-VPS3-Ongoing-position description.pdf (PDF, 400KB)

Contact: Deb Lusty - Manager, Assessment & Determination
03 9098 5270 or

Position Details

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for candidates who can work within a legislative framework and can demonstrate sound evidence based decision making in order to provide community-wide benefits to Victorians through the regulation of Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

The opportunity:

Reporting to the Manager Assessment & Determination, the Senior Licensing Officer is responsible for assessing and determining a range of liquor and gambling licence applications.  If you are looking to enhance your existing skills in making decisions within a legislative framework and you enjoy a fast-paced, high volume, team environment, we want to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Process, assess and/or determine a range of applications that present a medium to high risk of alcohol and/or gambling related harm under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, Gambling Regulation Act 2003, Casino Control Act 1991, and other relevant legislation in accordance with legislative requirements and the VCGLR's policies.
  • Prepare correspondence to applicants and industry participants on medium to higher risk/complexity applications and issues.
  • Assess, manage, investigate and respond to inquiries and requests for information from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Under direction, prepare written statements of reasons for decisions where required.

To be eligible for this role you need to be:

  • passionate about the role of regulation
  • experienced in making independent, evidence based, decisions within a complex legislative framework
  • committed to accurate record keeping and transparency in decision making, and
  • able to manage a high-volume workload, ensuring priorities are identified and deadlines met.

If this role appeals to you, please submit a cover letter, resume and written responses to the questionnaire that are aligned with the key selection criteria. The questionnaire will appear on the last screen before you submit your application.  

Please note: to be successful in achieving an interview, completion of the questionnaire is essential.

To apply and view the selection criteria, salary range and the position description click Apply Now. If you have any queries, please contact Deb Lusty on 03 9098 5270 or

Applications close on 27 February 2018.

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