By James Atkinson

The Victorian liquor regulator this week released a public consultation paper about the regulatory requirements for holding underage live music events in licensed venues.

The consultation paper discusses the current approval requirements and conditions that liquor licensees must meet when holding underage events.

It seeks feedback on plans to streamline regulatory requirements for licensees.

Reforms were prompted after Victoria's live music industry raised concerns with the VCGLR at the Victorian Government's Live Music Roundtable, indicating that the current approach can make it difficult for events to be organised.

"The VCGLR is committed to reducing red tape and the continuous improvement of its operations," the regulator said.

"Live music is an important part of Victoria's cultural identity and we are open to reviewing our processes so that we have a balance between harm minimisation and supporting live music events in way that ensures licensed venues are safe for patrons and the broader community."

Submissions on the consultation paper are due by 5pm on June 18.

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