Removal of licence

Requirements when applying to remove an existing liquor licence from the current premises to a new premises.

A removal application is used to move an existing liquor licence from the current licensed premises to a new premises.This application does not permit a licensee to trade from more than one premises at a time under one licence. If the application is approved the current premises will no longer be licensed.

The new premises will be assessed in a manner similar to the licensing of a grant of licence application.

The applicant must retain exclusive tenure of the current licensed premises for the duration of the application. Failure to do so will result in the licensee losing the rights over the licence and any subsequent applications lodged under it.

Application fees

The application fee must be lodged with the application. Please refer to the fee schedule below. Please note that the application cannot be examined until the fee is received. Generally, the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.

Grant or removal of licence
Fee description Fee
A club, club restricted, restaurant, small bar, producer’s or wholesaler’s licence$928.50
A hotel, hotel restricted, tavern, casino liquor licence, nightclub, special facility or liquor store licence (see note below)
$3620.50

In addition to the application fee, new applicants in respect of protection orders and permanent liquor licences (for instance grant or transfer applications, with the exception of a club or club restricted licence) will pay an additional $154 fee for each individual in a position of authority (including each director and shareholder of the applicant company).  If a trustee is being appointed for a club or club restricted licence the $154 fee applies for the trustee.

 

Public Interest Assessment

In order for the licensing authority to consider an application to remove the licence the applicant must submit a Public Interest Assessment submission.

Plans and specifications requirements

Plans of the proposed premises are required to be lodged with the application in order for the licensing authority to define the area in which the sale, supply and in some cases, the consumption of liquor will occur if the licence is granted.

Plans and specifications

Lodging the application

Applicants must lodge completed applications to the department. An application should be made using the forms provided below.

Department staff will be available between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm to assess your application to ensure that it meets the legislative requirements prior to lodgement.

Lodgement (minimum requirements)

Downloads

Submitting your application

Ensure all required documentation is attached to your application.

In person

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000

By email

Ensure all documentation is attached to your email.

rgl@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

By post

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

PO Box 8349
Perth Business Centre
WA 6849

Disclaimer

This information is designed to provide authoritative information regarding the subject matter covered, and with the understanding that the Director is not passing legal opinion or interpretation or other professional advice. The information is provided on the understanding that all persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its contents.

Page reviewed 29 July 2019