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Bartender working at a bar

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.

Existing, 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 new laws.

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.


Page reviewed 07 September 2021