Landmark cases and decisions

This section details select cases and decisions of significance made by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) as well as the Victorian Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.

High Court of Australia

  • Betfair Pty Ltd v Western Australia - 27 March 2008

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Federal Court of Australia

  • The State of Victoria v Sportsbet Pty Ltd - 12 October 2012

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Supreme Court of Victoria

  • Macedon Ranges Shire Council v Romsey Hotel Pty Ltd (Romsey Hotel) - 19 March 2008

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Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

  • Darebin CC v VCGLR (Grandview Hotel) - 8 August 2013
  • Melbourne CC v Kingfish Victoria (Exchange Hotel) - 25 June 2013
  • Hunt Club Commercial Pty Ltd v Casey City Council - 20 May 2013
  • Mount Alexander Shire Council v VCGLR (Castlemaine Sports and Entertainment Club) - 14 February 2013
  • Francis Hotel Pty Ltd v Melbourne City Council (Francis Hotel) - 12 December 2012
  • Melkat Pty Ltd v Campaspe Shire Council (Caledonian Hotel) - 23 May 2012
  • Rennie v Darebin City Council (Stolberg Hotel) - 22 October 2010

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Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR)

  • Greyhound Promotions Pty Ltd (Greyhounds Entertainment) - 13 May 2014
  • Bakers Arms Hotel Pty Ltd (Braybook Hotel) - 13 October 2013
  • Collingwood Football Club (The Coach and Horses) - 13 March 2013
  • Maryborough Highland Society Inc. (Maryborough Highland Society) - 27 June 2012
  • Royal Hotel Benalla (Royal Hotel) - 11 November 2011

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