A forum is a regular meeting of liquor and gambling industry representatives and interested community stakeholders who discuss local issues. Members may include licensees, Victoria Police, Council representatives, community and industry groups and many more. Forums are usually set up by local police in conjunction with local council. The VCGLR provides guidance and assistance. By working together, licensees maximise opportunities to attract patrons and minimise potential incidents, as well as hearing from guest speakers and getting the latest news. The VCGLR supports forums by providing resources, educational material and regular email updates with important information about legislation, the latest news and advice on how to remain compliant. A ‘how to run a liquor forum’ fact sheet, stickers for venues, forum flyers, educational material and much more. A liquor accord is a document outlining strategies to improve the operation of licensed premises, reduce alcohol and gambling related harm and keep the community safe. There are more than 80 liquor forums across Victoria. Visit the ‘find my local liquor forum’ page on the VCGLR website to find the one closest to you. For more information and to stay up to date, visit the VCGLR website, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter Authorised by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, Spoken by Zach Ben-Lawler.