The department has
undertaken a tremendous amount of work and consultation in the
development of the Liquor Control Amendment Bill 2018 which builds upon
the revolutionary laws that saw the growth of the small bar scene in
Perth in 2007.
Among the suite of changes, patrons will be able
to take home partially-consumed wine from a small bar or tavern if they
choose to finish it later, which currently only applies to restaurants.
established licensees will also find it easier to cater at temporary
and pop-up bars at short-term events such as micro-festivals under the
Since 1 January 2018, a total of 114 new licensed
venues have opened around the State, creating jobs and adding to the
vibrancy and variety of WA's hospitality industry — under the new
changes this number will continue to grow.
More information is available in the Racing and Gaming Minister's media release.