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The State Government has allocated $2.52 million to the trial, which aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by restricting access to takeaway liquor for problem drinkers with barring orders or prohibition notices.

The trial will begin with a soft launch period, where customers will be allowed to make purchases without presenting scannable identification.

This one-month grace period will allow licensees and patrons to become familiar with the scanners, and the need to provide personal identification when buying takeaway liquor.

Following this period, if a person does not have approved photo identification, they won't be able to buy takeaway liquor.

Seven licensed Goldfields premises will take part in the initial rollout, including:

  • Broad Arrow Tavern
  • Desert Inn Hotel in Laverton
  • Central Hotel and White House Hotel in Leonora
  • Grand Hotel in Kookynie
  • Gold 'n Nickel Bar and Bistro in Leinster
  • Menzies Hotel.

Beginning mid-February 2022, the Banned Drinkers Register will be rolled out across the broader Goldfields region, including premises in Kalgoorlie, Dundas and Coolgardie.

All other restrictions and measures in place across the Goldfields will not be impacted by the commencement of the Banned Drinkers Register trial.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023