About Liquor Consultancy Services

We provide expert advice & training to Licensees, operators, & staff of licensed premises within Victoria, Australia.

Our expertise is used by licensees to ensure non-compliance is reduced and that attention by the Police and the VCGLR Compliance Inspectors is minimised.

Liquor Consultancy Services, a Registered Training Organisation, (RTO No. 21718) also provides accredited training (both through public and individual courses) in Responsible Serving of Alcohol and New Entrant Training, utilising Victoria's most experienced trainers.

All of our staff have expertise in their own fields, which combine to enable us to offer seamless liquor licensing experiences.

Rob Steane - Managing Director & RTO Compliance Manager

Rob Steane - Managing Director & RTO Compliance Manager

Rob is a former Victoria Police Sergeant with extensive experience policing licensed premises.  He was awarded the National, and Dilligent & Ethical Service medals.

In 2000 after receiving calls from the very industry he policed, he established Liquor Consultancy Services. Today, he manages a dedicated group of industry professionals ensuring clients receive expert liquor licensing advice, as well as dedicated and enjoyable training experiences.

To contact rob directly, email rob@liquorconsultancy.com.au

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is intended to indicate to our clients their importance to us as industry professionals.

  • We will at all times conduct ourselves in a professional and respectful manner.
  • We will not knowingly make any statements that are untrue or misleading in any situation.
  • We will not use any information provided by our clients for any purpose other than which they are intended, unless we have obtained written permission.
  • We will honour all agreements made in relation to client deliverables and service standards.
  • We will not intentionally mislead or make false claims about what our clients will receive from our services.
  • We will not give to any client information or advice we know or beleive to be misleading.
  • We will respect the confidentiality of our clients and will not disclose any information pertaining to them unless authorised to do so.

 

Our Staff


Colin Mann - Liquor Licensing Advisor & Senior Trainer

Colin Mann - Liquor Licensing Advisor & Senior Trainer

Colin was formerly employed at Liquor Licensing Victoria, where he worked for 16 years. He contributed to the development of  Licensee training long before it ever became compulsory. Colin was also heavily involved in training new trainers to deliver the RSA Workshop. Prior to that he worked at Consumer Affairs Victoria as a Conciliator.  Today Colin delivers New Entrant Training and is arguably Victoria¹s most experienced RSA trainer, delivering courses each week in a laid back style that has students engaged.

To contact Colin directly, email him at colin@liquorconsultancy.com.au

Maggie Yao - Mandarin Trainer

Maggie Yao - Mandarin Trainer

Maggie Yao is  a qualified and experienced trainer. Maggie uses a variety of teaching methods to meet clients' needs. Helping our clients fully understand course contents and Victoria's legal requirements for licensees. Maggie is committed to using her knowledge and skills to help Chinese business owners to have a smooth start in opening a licensed  business (restaurants, bars, or bottleshops) in Victoria.

Maggie姚女士具有丰富的教学经验。Maggie采用全方位的教学方法,以确保学员们完全理解教学内容,维多利亚州对酒类执照人的法律法规要求,并帮助学员们学以致用。Maggie姚女士致力于运用她的知识和技能帮助华人朋友在酒类/餐饮业有一个顺利的开始。

Libby Sayer - Office Manager

Libby Sayer - Office Manager

Libby is our first point of contact with clients. Whilst new to the liquor licensing environment, she has a breadth of experience in private enterprise and local government  areas. If she cant answer a question, she has the nouse to find the answer.

To contact Libby directly email her on libby@liquorconsultancy.com.au

Matt Gorman - Consultant Town Planner

Matt Gorman - Consultant Town Planner

Matt has nearly twenty years’ experience in dealing with planning permits involving licensed premises, for both private clients and councils. Matt lodges and project manages applications for planning permits as well as providing cost-effective, responsive, professional advice; general documentation (cumulative impact assessments, noise and amenity action plans, reports, letters, car parking demand assessments, existing use rights statements etc); and advocacy for planning permit applications, appeals and related matters.

Hai Quach Consultant Building Surveyor

Hai Quach  Consultant Building Surveyor

Hai is a registered Building Surveyor with the Victorian Building Authority. Hai has over seven years’ experience in the building permit process involving the examination of design documentation with respect to compliance with relevant legislations, regulations, code and authorities, liaison with sub-contractors/consultants, preparation and co-ordination of reporting authorities consents (Fire Authorities, Councils etc.), preparation of alternative solutions using performance provisions incorporated in the National Construction Code / Building Code of Australia, undertake mandatory inspections, preparation and issuing Building Permits, Occupancy Permit / Certificate of Final Inspection, Building Notice & Building Order resolution with council and liquor license preparation letter.

Norma Steenveld - RSA Trainer

Norma Steenveld - RSA Trainer

Norma worked for Liquor licensing Victoria (Now VCGLR) for over 25 years.  Her last 10 years at LLV was in an educational and training capacity. This included providing expert advice on all liquor licensing matters to licensees, police and council across Victoria.

Norma is passionate about educating licensees and staff in the Hospitality Industry and enjoys engaging with her participants when conducting her RSA training. Her style is casual and professional.