Under Section 31, licensees are no longer restricted to selling packaged liquor in prescribed quantities.
However, Section 64 restrictions remain in place and will continue to apply to various towns across the Kimberley.
Local liquor accords may also apply tailored liquor restrictions in specific areas.
In Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Kununurra and Wyndham takeaway liquor may not be sold:
In addition, the following individual Section 64 restrictions apply:
Liquor may be purchased in the quantities specified in either (b), (c) or (d), or half quantity combinations of (b) and (c).
On 25 March 2020, the Director of Liquor Licensing, in consultation with the WA Commissioner of Police in his capacity as State Emergency Coordinator, introduced temporary restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor across the State to ensure Western
Australia was well prepared to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and minimise alcohol-related problems in the community.
These State-wide restrictions were removed in April 2020. However, after consultation with the Commissioner of Police, the Director of Liquor Licensing reinstated Section 31 Notice restrictions for the Kimberley region to further support COVID-19 response
The Section 31 Notice Kimberley restrictions expired on at 12.01am Friday 4 November 2022 when Western Australia’s State of Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic ended.
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