In February 2012 Responsible Alcohol Victoria (RAV) was replaced by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR).
On the VCGLR website:
“There is no fee to apply to vary your licence conditions as a live music venue.”
If you own a live music venue and wish to have your requirement for security guards removed, go to this VCGLR page: Live music venues
Here is information from the page (minus working links), for your information:
Live music venues
Live music makes a significant contribution to the cultural well being of Victorians and makes a significant economic contribution to Victoria.
An agreement regarding live music venues was reached on 6 October 2010 between representatives of the live music industry, the Victorian Government and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
The agreement provides for a common sense approach to the imposition of crowd controller conditions on live music venues. Live music venues with crowd controller conditions will be able to apply to have those conditions varied for free. For more information, download the following Licence conditions for live music venues fact sheet (PDF, 331 KB), the Live music agreement (PDF, 843 KB) and the Live music accord (PDF, 290 KB) documents.
Licensees who wish to vary their licence conditions in relation to crowd controllers, CCTV cameras and Responsible Service of Alcohol trained staff can do so by completing the procedure set out here.
Lodging your application
Download and complete the Variation to the licence conditions for live music venues application kit (PDF, 1.13 MB). Details on how to lodge your application are included in the kit.