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Media release

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The Director of Liquor Licensing will allow venues to apply for extended hours to cover the tournament’s schedule in France. The matches air late at night or early in the morning here in Western Australia between 8 September and 28 October 2023.

Approved licensed venues will be permitted to trade until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the match, provided they are showing a live broadcast during the extended trading period.

The policy has been modified to simplify the application process, with fees calculated based on the number of people expected at the licensed venue across the tournament schedule. Application fees have been capped at $1,245.50 for the event regardless of the number of patrons present. 

Australia’s first match in the 2023 Rugby World Cup is against Georgia on Sunday 10 September at midnight WST.

Licensees should lodge their applications as soon as possible.

Rugby World Cup 2023 France Extended trading permits (one-off hours), variation to licence conditions

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023