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

May 11, 2021
The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Goldfields Banned Drinkers Register trial officially starts

9 Mar 2022
The Goldfields Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) trial is now in full effect, meaning all customers require approved photo identification to buy takeaway alcohol.
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Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package

24 Feb 2022
The State Government has announced almost $67 million for a new COVID-19 Business Assistance Package for businesses adversely affected by increasing cases and the necessary implementation of Level 1 public health and social measures.
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New regulations to tighten alcohol home deliveries

22 Feb 2022
The State Government has introduced new regulations to strengthen requirements around the home delivery of liquor to help minimise alcohol-related harm.
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Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2021

17 Dec 2021
Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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Availability of packaged liquor in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions

16 Dec 2021
Consultation period for sale of packaged liquor extended.
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Goldfields third WA region to trial Banned Drinkers Register

16 Dec 2021
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register will begin rolling out across the northern Goldfields this week, following trials in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
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State Government moves to stamp out sly grogging in the Kimberley

16 Sep 2021
WA Police will have the discretion to seize and dispose of illegal alcohol on the spot under new regulations to stamp out sly grogging in regional and remote communities.
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Shire support for Banned Drinkers Register

25 Aug 2021
The Shire of Broome has supported the launch of two-year alcohol restrictions, in place in Broome and Derby.
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Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 — Kimberley region

11 May 2021
The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Banned Drinkers Register and Takeaway Alcohol Management System trial to commence in the Kimberley

Banned Drinkers Register technology rolls out in the Kimberley

1 May 2021
Following a successful rollout to its trial in the Pilbara, the Banned Drinkers Register will begin rolling out across the Kimberley this week.
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Banned Drinkers Register to be trialled in the Kimberley

6 Jan 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.
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Trial of Banned Drinkers Register in the Pilbara begins today

1 Dec 2020
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register trial in the Pilbara region has begun today.
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How to pay your annual liquor licence fees

23 Nov 2020
The department mailed out invoices for annual liquor licence fees on 17 November 2020, with payments due on or before 1 January 2021.
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Pilbara banned drinkers register trial to launch in December

24 Aug 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.
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RGL Alert — Covid-19 responses

20 Apr 2020
In the interest of public health and safety, the State Government has developed measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New support for small businesses during liquor restrictions

27 Mar 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.
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Instructions to close certain places of business, worship and entertainment

23 Mar 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.
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Pilbara Banned Drinkers Register trial tender launched

21 Feb 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

24 Jan 2020
Issued under the Liquor Control Act 1988 sections 31 (4) and (7) and 60 by the Director of Liquor Licensing.
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How to pay your annual liquor licence fees

12 Nov 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

1 Nov 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.
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Minimising harm key driver for latest Pilbara wide liquor restrictions

15 Jan 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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Cheers to WA

16 Oct 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

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

23 Jul 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

31 May 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

31 May 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.
Page reviewed 10 June 2022