Part I.—Licenses and Registrations and Fees payable thereon.
The various kinds of licenses.
. Licenses may be granted under this Act of the several descriptions following (that is to say):—
|(IV.)||Colonial wine licenses,
|(VI.)||Billiard table licenses.
|(VII.)||Special temporary licenses.
Such licenses respectively shall be in such one of the
forms in the Second Schedule as shall be applicable,' and shall with the exception of the temporary license and the special temporary license be in force till the end of the year for which the same shall have been granted.
. A publican's license shall authorise the licensee
Effect of Publican's license.
to sell and dispose of any liquor in any quantity on the premises therein specified between the hours of six in the morning; and twelve at night.
. A packet license shall authorize the master of a
Effect of packet license.
vessel therein mentioned being a vessel by which passengers shall be conveyed from any place within the said colony or its dependencies to any other place within or without the colony and exercising such license to sell and dispose of liquor during her passage between such places to any passenger on board of such vessel: Provided that no license shall be necessary to authorize the granting of allowances of liquor to the crew of such packet or vessel.
. A grocer's license shall authorize the licensee
Effect of grocer's license.
being also a spirit merchant to sell and dispose of on the premises therein specified liquor in bottles containing not less than a reputed pint and in quantities not exceeding two gallons to be taken away in any one day by any one person: Provided that such liquor be not drunk on the premises where the same is sold.
. A colonial wine license shall authorize the
Effect of a colonial wine license.
licensee being an occupant of a house or premises of the rent or value of Fifty pounds a year in the city of Melbourne or town of Geelong or in any borough or of Twenty-five pounds a year in any other place to sell and dispose of any wine cider or perry the produce of fruit grown in any Australian colony in quantities not exceeding two gallons on the premises therein specified between the hours of six in the morning and twelve at night: Provided that such wine cider or perry shall not contain more than thirty-two per cent, of proof spirit.
Effect of a temporary license.
. A temporary license shall authorize the licensee being also the holder of a publican's license to sell and dispose of liquor at any fair military encampment races regatta rowing match cricket ground circus or other place of public amusement for a period of seven days and not exceeding with any renewal or renewals thereof twenty-eight days subject to such restrictions and conditions as the magistrates or magistrate granting the application may impose.
Or shall authorize the licensee whether also the holder of a publican's license or not to sell and dispose of liquor at any railway refreshment rooms (in respect of which no other license has been granted and is in force) until the holding of the next annual licensing meeting for the district wherein the premises are situated or for such shorter period as the licensing magistrates granting the license shall determine.
Effect or a billiard table license.
. A billiard table license shall authorize the licensee to keep and maintain billiard or bagatelle tables on the premises therein specified and to allow such tables to be used between the hours of ten in the morning and twelve at night: Provided that a licensed publican for whose license the sum of Twenty-five pounds shall have been paid as hereinafter mentioned shall be entitled to keep and maintain billiard or bagatelle tables on his licensed premises without obtaining a billiard table license.
Special temporary license.
. A special temporary license shall authorize the licensee to sell and dispose of liquor for periods not less than one month in such quantities and subject to such conditions (except the condition of the licensee being a spirit merchant) as in the eighth section hereinbefore mentioned.
Fees payable for different licenses.
. The annual fees which shall be paid for such licenses respectively shall be as follows:—
|(I.)||For a publican's license Twenty-five pounds.
|(II.)||For a packet license Ten pounds.page 7
|(III.)||For a grocer's license Five pounds.
|(IV.)||For a colonial wine license Five pounds.
|(V.)||For a temporary license Two pounds.
|(VI.)||For a billiard table license Five pounds.
|(VII.)||For a special temporary license One pound a month.
. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council
from time to time upon the application in writing of the Council of any municipality to proclaim any part of the municipal district of such municipality to be defined by such council not being a borough having a population of five hundred persons liable to be rated as shown by the rate book a special area. It shall also be lawful for the Governor in Council from time to time to proclaim any place not included in any municipal district or licensing district a special area. The fee which shall be paid for a publican's license in respect of premises situated within a special area shall be Ten pounds only. The Governor in Council may from time to time revoke any proclamation made under the authority of this section. The parts which at the time of the commencement hereof shall have been already proclaimed special areas shall be special areas for the purposes of this Act, and the revocation of any proclamation by which any such part was declared shall have the same effect as if such proclamation had been made under the authority hereof.
. Every brewer and every spirit merchant after
Brewers and spirit merchants' registration fees.
he shall have registered his name and a description of the premises in which his business of brewing or of the sale of spirits is to be carried on under any Act now or hereafter to be in force by which such registration is required and before he shall be entitled to receive a license to carry on such business shall pay to the Treasurer of Victoria or to such receiver of revenue as such Treasurer may direct or if such premises are situated in a municipal district to the treasurer of the municipality or if in the city of Melbourne or town of Geelong to the treasurer thereof respectively the fee hereinafter mentioned.
Amount of registration fees.
. The annual fee which shall be paid for such brewer's and spirit merchant's registration respectively shall be Twenty-five pounds. Every such registration shall be in force to the end of the year for which the same shall have been made.
If any registration be made after the first day of January in any year the fee to be paid for such registration shall be reduced by an amount proportioned to the difference between the period for which such registration will be in force and the full period of a year.
Places where brewers and spirit merchants may carry on business.
. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council by proclamation to declare the city of Melbourne and town of Geelong or any municipal district or place in Victoria a place wherein premises for the sale of spirits or fermented liquors in quantities not less than two gallons may be registered under the authority of any Act now or hereafter to be in force relating to the registration of brewers' and spirit merchants' premises and from time to time to revoke any such proclamation. And every city town district borough or place heretofore proclaimed as a place where spirits or fermented liquors may be sola in quantities not less than two gallons shall be deemed to be a place proclaimed under the authority of this Act.