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Cheers to WA

Oct 16, 2018
New liquor licensing laws come into effect this weekend (August 18 to 19), creating a more relaxed and tourism friendly hospitality industry for all Western Australians to enjoy.

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How to pay your annual liquor licence fees

Nov 12, 2019
The department mailed out invoices for annual liquor licence fees on 12 November 2019, with payments due on or before 1 January 2020.
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New provisions relating to packaged liquor outlets

Nov 1, 2019
Concern regarding the impact of the proliferation of large packaged liquor outlets on the community has resulted in new legislative provisions that allow regulations to be prescribed setting out criteria that apply to applications for large packaged liquor outlets.

Minimising harm key driver for latest Pilbara wide liquor restrictions

Jan 15, 2019
A number of restrictions to further minimise alcohol related harm in the Pilbara region will come into effect from 31 March 2019 following a decision by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2019

Jan 14, 2019
Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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Cheers to WA

Oct 16, 2018
New liquor licensing laws come into effect this weekend (August 18 to 19), creating a more relaxed and tourism friendly hospitality industry for all Western Australians to enjoy.

Changes to the Liquor Control Regulations 1989

Jan 11, 2017
A new category of special facility licence allows for the online sale of WA produced wine.

Liquor restrictions

Jul 23, 2014
Mechanisms available to address harm caused due to the use of liquor are provided under sections 64 and 175(1a) of the Liquor Control Act 1988.

Section 64 “Show Cause” in relation to alcohol-related harm in the Pilbara

May 31, 2012
Following consideration of the WA Police and the West Pilbara Alcohol Management Group jointly prepared report regarding the evidence and extent of alcohol-related harm.

Section 64 “Show Cause” in relation to alcohol-related harm in the Kalgoorlie/Boulder area

May 31, 2012
The WA Police have written to the Director of Liquor Licensing and have prepared a report regarding the evidence and extent of alcohol-related harm being experienced by people in the communities of Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Coolgardie and Kambalda.
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