News

Latest news from the department.

Featured news

Minister Paul Papalia MLA at a liquor store

Trial of Banned Drinkers Register in the Pilbara begins today

Dec 1, 2020
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register trial in the Pilbara region has begun today.

All news

GettyImages-136596391

Banned Drinkers Register to be trialled in the Kimberley

Jan 6, 2021
The Kimberley is the next Western Australian region set to benefit from the State Government's trial of a nearly $1 million Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) expected to start this May.
Minister Paul Papalia MLA at a liquor store

Trial of Banned Drinkers Register in the Pilbara begins today

Dec 1, 2020
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register trial in the Pilbara region has begun today.
A close-up photo of someone at a laptop holding a credit card

How to pay your annual liquor licence fees

Nov 23, 2020
The department mailed out invoices for annual liquor licence fees on 17 November 2020, with payments due on or before 1 January 2021.
Red dirt road in Western Australia

Pilbara banned drinkers register trial to launch in December

Aug 24, 2020
The State Government's trial of a banned drinkers register (BDR) in the Pilbara region will launch on December 1 following the appointment of a Western Australian company to deliver the program.
Hand picking a bottle of wine up from shelf

Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 - Kimberley region

May 15, 2020
In response to a number of submissions requesting that the previously imposed restrictions be reinstated in the Kimberley region and in consultation with the Commissioner of Police, the Director of Liquor Licensing has published a notice under section 31 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 in the Government Gazette which imposes restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor across the Kimberley.
GettyImages-1173888218_1405X791

RGL Alert — Covid-19 responses

Apr 20, 2020
In the interest of public health and safety, the State Government has developed measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
GettyImages-136596391

New support for small businesses during liquor restrictions

Mar 27, 2020
Six-month occasional liquor licenses to allow for sale of liquor with takeaway meals. Liquor restrictions adjusted for cellar door sales. Hotline and email set up for licensees with queries about packaged liquor.
The beautiful historic buildings of the bustling port town of Fremantle in Western Australia.

Instructions to close certain places of business, worship and entertainment

Mar 23, 2020

Departmental Circular 4 2020

Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, the Commissioner of Police and State Emergency Coordinator, Chris Dawson, has issued directions regarding the closure of various establishments to the public in WA to limit the spread of COVID-19.
A remote road in the Pilbara

Pilbara Banned Drinkers Register trial tender launched

Feb 21, 2020
The State Government is progressing the implementation of a trial of a Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) in the Pilbara, with the release today of a tender request outlining the requirements of the system.
Couple buying some wine at a bottle shop.

Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2020

Jan 24, 2020
Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
A close-up photo of someone at a laptop holding a credit card

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.
Couple buying some wine at a bottle shop.

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.
Page reviewed 30 July 2019