We provide expert advice & training to Licensees, operators, & staff of licensed premises within Victoria, Australia.
Our expertise is used by licensees to ensure applications are processed seamleassly and that in the longer term, non-compliance is reduced and attention by the Police and Liquor Control Victoria Inspectors is minimised.
LiqCon, a Registered Training Organisation, (RTO No. 21718) also provides accredited training (both through public and individual courses) in Responsible Serving of Alcohol (both face-to-face & on-line) 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 OAM - Founder & Managing Director
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 LiqCon. Today, he manages a dedicated group of industry professionals ensuring clients receive expert liquor licensing advice, as well as dedicated and enjoyable training experiences.
In the King's birthday awards of 2023, he was awarded an OAM for service to local government and to the Maroondah community.
Contact Rob directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 1800 547 266 (option 3)
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 believe 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. (Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles 2014)
Libby Sayer - Administrative Officer
Libby is our first point of contact with clients. 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.
Karen Street – Senior Licensing Consultant, RTO Compliance Officer and Sessional Trainer
Karen has a background in the hospitality industry spanning numerous years. A degree qualified Learning & Development professional (BA App Sc and Cert IV Training & Assessment). She has worked in some of Melbourne's premier boutique hotels, restaurants, bars & corporate catering.
Through her passion of personal development & assisting others, Karen gained a decade of experience as a Learning & Development professional & Human Resource Consultant in a global organisation. During this time Karen managed the National Corporate RTO.
Contact Karen directly, email email@example.com
or phone her on 1800 547 266 (option 5)
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.
Peter Rosenthal - Good Sports RSA Trainer
Peter has been a volunteer in sporting clubs and associations for more than 30 years. He understands the challenges volunteers face in complying with the governance of their club.
Delivering the RSA course face to face in local sporting clubs since 2016 ensures Peter presents the course in the most relevant way for volunteers. Having worked for the Australian Drug Foundation's Good Sports program for 8 years until 2019, Peter's knowledge of clubs and the challenge of working with volunteers is unsurpassed.
Peter holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 (upgraded in 2021 Design and develop assessment tools TAESS502.
Matt Gorman - Consultant Town Planner
Matt has over twenty-five years experience in dealing with planning permits involving licensed premises, for both private clients and councils. Matt lodges and project manages planning permit applications and amendments, 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.
Doug Wooles – Licensing Consultant
Doug is a former Victoria Police Senior Sergeant with extensive experience policing the liquor industry, including managing large-scale licensed events. He was awarded the Police National and Ethical Service medals.
Doug enjoys working with our clients to ensure they receive the best advice, guidance and support available. He is also a qualified trainer and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with people entering the industry.
Contact Doug directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone him on 1800 547 266 (option 6)
Hai Quach – Consultant Building Surveyor
Hai is a registered Building Surveyor with the Victorian Building Authority. Hai has over 9 year's experience in the building permit process and knows what LCV requires when determining patron capacity reports.
His reports are produced in a manner that LCV accepts and are done with a minimum of delay.
His reports are produced in accordance with the National Construction Code / Building Code of Australia.
Rod Glenn-Smith - Good Sports RSA Trainer
Working in upper management at numerous sporting organisations over the past 3 decades, Rod was introduced to the Alcohol & Drug Foundation's Good Sports program, including its corner stone – Responsible Service of Alcohol, back in 2001. Working for the Good Sports program 2004-2015, Rod oversaw RSA course delivery in sporting clubs across Victoria. As a Train-the-Trainer Presenter since 2015, Rod remains convinced as to the importance of RSA training as part of creating & supporting family friendly, healthy environments.
Rod has a Master of Sport Business; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 (upgraded in 2021 Design and develop assessment tools TAESS502) & is a Tennis Australia advanced coach.