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Anyone purchasing takeaway alcohol in a banned drinker area will need to provide approved photo identification to retail staff before purchasing takeaway alcohol.
Licensees of premises selling takeaway alcohol in a banned drinker area (BDA) are required to check the purchaser's photo identification against the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) before selling takeaway alcohol.
This means no ID, no takeaway alcohol anywhere the BDR is in place, no exceptions.
Current approved forms of identification are:
A full list of approved forms of ID is provided below. For the purposes of the BDR, an expired but approved photo ID will be accepted as identification. However, there are no exemptions to the requirement to produce identification.
Anyone in WA who does not have an approved form of photo ID can apply for identification in person at a Regional Department of Transport (DOT) centre or
agent, or at Australia Post. They must supply a combination of 5 original identity documents to verify your full name, date of birth and current residential address.
For a full list of suitable identity documents or for further information on how to apply for a photo ID or WA Driver's License please contact any Department of Transport Licensing Centre.
An Australia Post Keypass in Digital ID can be obtained by visiting Apply for a Keypass in Digital ID.
If you are registered with the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) they may be able to assist you with obtaining identification.
You can contact the department with any questions about the BDR by emailing BDR@dlgsc.wa.gov.au or telephone 61 8 6551 4859 on weekdays.
A complete list of acceptable state, national and international photo ID has been compiled to remove confusion over what is and isn't approved for individuals.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.