Commissioner, Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 06-Jun-2019
Application Close Date: 30-Jun-2019
Melbourne - CBD
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Commissioner, Victorian Commission of Gambling and Liquor Regulation

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries. VCLGR's vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments. The legislated functions of the VCGLR are:

  • To perform the regulatory, investigative and disciplinary functions conferred on the VCGLR by legislation
  • To undertake licensing, approval, authorisation and registration activities under legislation
  • To promote and monitor compliance with gambling legislation and liquor legislation
  • To detect and respond to contraventions of gambling legislation and liquor legislation
  • To advise the Minister in relation to the Commission's functions
  • To advise the Minister on the operation of gambling legislation and liquor legislation
  • To ensure Government policy in relation to gambling and liquor is implemented
  • To inform and educate the public about the VCGLR's regulatory practices and requirements.

Commissioners of the VCGLR have accountabilities in statutory decision-making and governance. They are required to make decisions, either individually or collectively with other Commissioners, on a range of matters relating to the granting, variation and / or transfer of licences and permits, conditions attached to licences and permits, disciplinary actions against licensees and / or permitees and reviews of decisions made under delegation by individual Commissioners or members of staff.

Commissioners are also required to set the VCGLR's vision and strategy, provide strategic oversight and leadership and support the CEO and Executive in their execution of the strategic direction of the VCGLR.

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor in Council for a period of up to five years and are eligible for re-appointment. Commissioners are engaged on a part time basis, generally for two and a half days per week.

Commission meetings are held monthly and Commissioners are expected to attend at least 85% of these meetings. The quorum for a meeting is three members.

Commissioners may from time to time establish committees to assist in carrying out the Commission's responsibilities. The VCGLR has currently established an Audit and Risk Management Committee, a People and Culture Committee and a Legislation, Regulation and Policy Committee which meet on a three-monthly basis.

For more details, please see the attached Position Description.

How to apply

We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.  To discuss the position please contact Bree Bolst on (03) 8684 0187 using the National Relay Service 133 677 if required, or You can apply by emailing your curriculum vitae with a covering letter addressing the selection criteria to  

Applications must be received by midnight Sunday, 30 June 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications received will be assessed by an independent panel and interviews may be conducted.

The Selection Panel will make a recommendation to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation for final consideration.


Please note that the successful applicant will be required to complete a Declaration of Private Interests and be subject to probity checks comprising:

  • a National Criminal Records Check
  • a search of the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia National Personal Insolvency Index, and
  • a search of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Register of Banned and Disqualified Persons.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring its boards and committees reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. This includes women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.