Racing, gaming and liquor

We are responsible for regulating and maintaining the integrity of lawful racing, gambling and liquor activities for Western Australians to participate in.

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Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package

On Thursday 24 February 2022 the McGowan Government announced a $3.5 million waiver of Western Australian liquor licencing fees as part of a $67 million COVID-19 Business Assistance Package for businesses adversely affected by increasing cases and the introduction of level 1 public health and social measures.

  • Liquor licence annual fees for 2022 will be waived and refunds provided for businesses that have already paid — if you are eligible for a liquor licence annual fee refund, you will have been sent an email from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries with instructions. If the department does not have your current email contact address, you can complete the online refund form.

To date the McGowan Government has committed more than $1.6 billion to support businesses throughout the pandemic.

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Racing, gaming and wagering

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Page reviewed 21 July 2022