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  • State Government and liquor industry's trial of a Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) in the Pilbara moves closer with tender released
  • The BDR targets problem drinkers and people included on the register will not be able to buy takeaway liquor from any venue
  • Initiative designed to combat ongoing alcohol-related harm issues in the Pilbara 

The BDR is an important initiative that will ensure people on the register will not be able to purchase takeaway anywhere in the Pilbara.

The initiative is the result of important collaboration between State Government and the Pilbara liquor industry.

The program is designed to target problem drinkers. Once the system is implemented, everyone who purchases takeaway liquor will be required to produce a scannable and accepted form of identification.

Any person who does not have existing valid identification will be assisted to attain it prior to the trial's commencement.

The department is administering the trial, today releasing a detailed tender request to market which outlines the system's requirements. Potential vendors have four weeks to respond.

The tender request also includes functionality to support Takeaway Alcohol Management System (TAMS). The TAMS functionality may be used to support existing liquor restrictions outside of the Pilbara.

To allow for the evaluation of Pilbara BDR trial, the TAMS functionality will not be used in conjunction with the BDR trial.

In anticipation of the commencement of the BDR trial, the department will shortly facilitate a number of workshops for licensees and other stakeholders throughout the region. A range of communication and information materials for licensees, stakeholders, support service providers and the broader public will also be developed.

The trial of the BDR in the Pilbara will commence as soon as possible following the tender process and will run for two years


Page reviewed 06 May 2022