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The carriage limits target those who prey on the vulnerable, by illegally selling large quantities of alcohol at inflated prices.

The regulations support the liquor restrictions introduced by the Director of Liquor Licensing in May, and the Banned Drinkers Register currently in force in Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction.

The carriage limits allow for the legal transport of up to:

  • 1 carton of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits; or
  • 3 bottles of wine; or 
  • 1 litre of spirits or fortified wine; or 
  • a combination of 2 products, per adult in the vehicle, per day.

Vehicles that transport more than 5 passengers will only be permitted to carry quantities of alcohol for 5 people.

Exemptions apply to tourists, pastoralists, station owners, and operators of remote work sites.

Anyone found to be in breach of these regulations faces a maximum fine of $10,000 in addition to WA Police having the discretion to seize and dispose of alcohol on the spot.

Carnarvon carriage limits and restrictions


Page reviewed 27 February 2023