The department will be closed from Wednesday 27 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024. We will respond to queries in the New Year. Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season.
Following the review of the BDR trial in the Pilbara by the University of Western Australia and public consultation, the Minister for Racing and Gaming announced on 2 March 2023 that the State Government would be introducing new legislation
to strengthen the effectiveness of the BDR, including:
The BDR is an additional mechanism to help reduce alcohol-related harm in the community.
A takeaway Alcohol Management System (TAMS) also operates in parts of Western Australia. The BDR does not replace the TAMS or other liquor restrictions that are in place.
The BDR utilises cloud-based technology with an encrypted database of persons on the register. The information is also held locally at licensed premises’ desktop scanners to facilitate trade in case an external connection is lost or interrupted.
The DLGSC has engaged a third-party service provider to deliver the IT solution and hardware infrastructure for the operation of the system.
All information held within the register is subject to the DLGSC’s information security and privacy protocols and will only be released in accordance with relevant provisions of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act) or other relevant and applicable legislation.
The BDR is in full effect in the:
Licensees and retail staff must:
The DLGSC will provide full support to licensees during the period of the trial, including:
The Act provides the licensees with the ability to refuse entry to people for various reasons, such as being drunk and behaving offensively among others.
The scanning devices facilitate the recording and management of s.115 bans imposed by licensees on patrons for that premises.
Much like the BDR, if a person subject to a ban issued by a licensee attempts to purchase liquor, the scanning device will alert the staff member.
Licensees who use the scanning devices for recording of bans from their premises do so voluntarily. The DLGSC takes no responsibility for the information entered by licensees or for the decisions made in respect of barrings issued under s.115 of the Act.
The BDR helpdesk is operated by the service provider, and can be contacted on:
Email firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone 1300 552 106 (select option 4)
People wishing to purchase takeaway liquor must produce an approved and scannable form of ID where the BDR is in place.
Current approved forms of identification are:
Full list of approved forms of ID
If a customer doesn't have approved photo identification, you will not be able to sell them takeaway alcohol. There are no exemptions to the requirement to produce identification.
Application for identification can be made in person at a Regional Department of Transport (DOT) centre or agent, where you will need to supply a combination of 5 original identity documents to verify your full name, date of birth and current residential
Contact a Department of Transport Licensing Centre for a full list of suitable identity documents or for further information on how to apply for photo ID.
If you are registered with the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) they may be able to assist you with obtaining identification.
The department operates a 7 day a week helpline to resolve issues as they arise.
You can contact the department with any questions about the BDR by post, email or telephone:Banned Drinkers RegisterDepartment of Local Government, Sport and Cultural IndustriesPO Box 8349 Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Email BDR@dlgsc.wa.gov.auTelephone (weekdays) 61 8 6551 4859
Do not submit enquiries with this form.