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Wisewould Mahony Lawyers

Office Address
Level 8
419 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Postal Address
PO Box 239
Collins Street West
Melbourne VIC 8007
DX 470

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Gaming, Licensing & Hospitality

Gaming, Licensing & Hospitality

Wisewould Mahony has a long established reputation in Hospitality Law and  is a long-standing partner to many of Melbourne’s leading hospitality establishments.

Our team is actively involved in member organizations such as the Australian Hotels Association  and Community Clubs Victoria.

John Nolan is co-author of Bourkes Liquor Laws Victoria, the only text dealing with licensing and gaming law and practice in Victoria.

Wisewould Mahony has a network of consultants, town planners and experienced barristers who can work together to achieve the clients required outcomes successfully.

We provide advice on matters including:

  • Liquor licensing and regulation
    • applications for new licences and planning permits where required
    • applications for variation of licensed premises or of licence conditions
    • licensing prosecutions -- infringement notices and inquiries
    • endorsement of licences by owners, mortgagees and executors
    • review of club constitutions and rules for regulatory compliance
  • Gaming licensing and regulation
    • applications for new venue operators licences
    • applications for new approvals
    • applications for variations to increase the permitted number of gaming machines
    • representation in disciplinary proceedings
    • review of management agreements
  • Sale and purchase of hospitality businesses
    • auction and private sales of hotels and all other licensed premises
    • due diligence and representation of purchasers of freehold and leasehold businesses
  • Leases of hotels and gaming venues clubs and other hospitality venues
    • review of new and existing leases
    • preparation of lease, renewals  and disclosure statements
    • deeds of variation of lease and transfer of lease
    • disputes and mediation of lease terms and rental reviews
  • Hearings before the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
    • Advising applicants and objectors about hearings
    • representation of applicants or objectors before the Commission
  • VCAT proceedings
    • applications for review of decision to refuse planning permit
    • review of conditions of planning permits
    • enforcement applications
    • review of Gaming Applications



Gaming, Licensing and Hospitality

+61 3 9612 7348