Fees and charges

Liquor licensing fees and charges.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are subject to change on 1 January each year.  Application fees are not subject to GST.

When paying by cheque for a liquor fee the cheque must be made payable to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Fees are generally not refunded if an application is not approved.

2020 fees and charges

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Add, vary or cancel a condition of a licence or permit
Fee description Fee
Permanent club restricted licence
$45.50
Permanent of any other type of licence
$248.50
One-off (for a period of 21 days or less) club restricted licence
$45.50
One-off (for a period of 21 days or less) any other licence type if the anticipated number of patrons is up to 500
$114.50
One-off (for a period of 21 days or less) any other licence type if the anticipated number of patrons 501 to 1000$235
One-off (for a period of 21 days or less) any other licence type if the anticipated number of patrons 1001 to 5000
$1190.50
One-off (for a period of 21 days or less) any other licence type if the anticipated number of patrons 5001 to 10,000
$2384
One-off (for a period of 21 days or less) any other licence type if the anticipated number of patrons over 10,000$4779.50
Alteration or redefinition of a licensed premises$417

With respect to a One-off Extended Trading Permit application or Add, Vary or Cancel a condition of licence application sought for a function or event that takes place over a number of dates, the fee will be calculated based upon the total maximum number of persons expected to be present in the licensed area at any one time for each date. For example: if a function or event runs for 2 days and the maximum number of persons expected to be present in the licensed area at any one time is 300, then the fee will be calculated on an attendance of 300 for each date and will be $229.

Approved Manager
Fee description Fee
Application for Approval of Manager lodged at Australia Post$186.50
Upgrade from restricted licence to unrestricted licence lodged at Australia Post
$61.50
Upgrade from restricted licence to unrestricted licence lodged online
$16
Renewal of Manager’s Approval (Identification Card) for a period of five years lodged at Australia Post
$168
Renewal of Manager’s Approval (Identification Card) for a period of five years lodged online$131.50
Replacement identification card lodged at Australia Post
$53.50
Replacement identification card lodged online
$10
Approval of person in position of authority
Fee description Fee
All licences other than a club or club restricted licence$165
Club or club restricted licence
$113.50
Application fee applies for each new director or shareholder of the licensee company. An additional $154 fee applies for each person who is a party to the application in relation to whom a background check is sought from the Police Service. If a police report is sought for a new trustee of a club or club restricted licence an additional $154 fee will also apply.
Approval to conduct non-liquor business
Fee description Fee
On licensed premises$230

 

Change of name
Fee description Fee
Licensed premises$76

 

Conversion applications
Fee description Fee
Conversion from a Club Restricted to Club Licence$45.50
Conversion from a Hotel to Tavern or Hotel Restricted$248.50
Converting or replacing a Special Facility Licence$248.50
Ongoing Extended Trading Permit
Fee description Fee
Alfresco area
$364
Liquor without a meal (not restricted to 120 persons)
$488
Liquor without a meal (restricted to 120 persons or less)$54.50
Associations$364
Catering$364
Hours, dining, late delivery, restaurant with accommodation$1224
Cellar door operation (producers only) new cellar door operation (one licensee only)
$364
New cellar door operation (two or more licensees) (applications must be lodged concurrently)$364 plus $306.50 per additional licensee
Existing cellar door permit where an additional licensee is seeking approval to operate under a permit$306.50 per additional licensee

 

One-off Extended Trading Permit 
Fee description Fee
Club restricted licence to increase hours, extend the licensed area and/or sell liquor to non-members
$44.50
All other licence types up to 500 patrons
$114.50
All other licence types 501 to 1000 patrons$235
All other licence types 1001 to 5000 patrons$1190.50
All other licence types 5001 to 10,000 patrons$2384
All other licence types over 10,000 patrons$4779.50

With respect to a One-off Extended Trading Permit application or Add, Vary or Cancel a condition of licence application sought for a function or event that takes place over a number of dates, the fee will be calculated based upon the total maximum number of persons expected to be present in the licensed area at any one time for each date. For example: if a function or event runs for 2 days and the maximum number of persons expected to be present in the licensed area at any one time is 300, then the fee will be calculated on an attendance of 300 for each date and will be $229.

In addition to the application fee, new applicants in respect of profit sharing agreements or arrangements will pay an additional $154 fee for each individual who is party to the agreement or arrangement and in relation to whom a background check is sought from the Police Service.

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.

 

Juvenile function
Fee description Fee
Under section 126A$66.50

 

 

Liquor Restricted premises declaration
Fee description Fee
Where the applicant is the occupier of the premises$0
Where the applicant is; the owner of the restricted premises; or a prescribed class of persons as defined in the Liquor Control Regulations 1989$276

 

 

Occasional Liquor Licence fees
Fee description Fee
Up to 250 patrons
$54.50
Between 251 and 500$114.50
Between 501 and 1000 $235
Between 1001 and 5000 $1190.50
Between 5001 and 10000$2384
Over 10,000$4779.50

With respect to an Occasional Liquor Licence application sought for a function or event that takes place over a number of dates, the fee will be calculated based upon the total maximum number of persons expected to be present in the licensed area at any one time over the period. For example: if a function or event runs for 2 days and the maximum number of persons expected to be present in the licensed area at any one time is 300, then the fee will be calculated on an attendance of 600 people in total and will be $235.

In addition to the application fee, new applicants in respect of profit sharing agreements or arrangements will pay an additional $154 fee for each individual who is party to the agreement or arrangement and in relation to whom a background check is sought from the WA Police.

Profit sharing
Fee description Fee
Profit sharing
$242.50

In addition to the application fee, new applicants in respect of profit sharing agreements or arrangements will pay an additional $154 fee for each individual who is party to the agreement or arrangement and in relation to whom a background check is sought from the Police Service.

Protection order
Fee description Fee
Under section 87(1)
$242.50

In addition to the application fee, new applicants in respect of profit sharing agreements or arrangements will pay an additional $154 fee for each individual who is party to the agreement or arrangement and in relation to whom a background check is sought from the Police Service.

Transfer of licence
Fee description Fee
Transfer of liquor licence
$889

In addition to the application fee, new applicants in respect of protection orders and permanent liquor licences (i.e. 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.

Vary or substitute plans
Fee description Fee
Approved under a conditionally granted licence
$289

 

Annual licence fees
Fee description Fee
Club Restricted
$301
All other licence types$612
Ongoing Extended Trading Permit no more than 2
$289
Ongoing Extended Trading Permit 3 or more
$581.50

Annual licence fees for newly granted licences are charged on a quarterly pro-rata basis as follows:

Pro-rata licence fees
Licence effective dateFee Club Restricted
Fee for all other licences
1 January to 31 March (100%)$301.00$603.00
1 April to 30 June (75%)$225.75$459.00
1 July to 30 September (50%)$150.50$306.00
1 October to 31 December (25%)$75.25$153.00

 

Search and supply fees
Fee description Fee
Address labels for licensed premises$148
Advertising Banner "Liquor Control Act – Notice of Application"
$28
Copy of a decision of the Commission or Director for each
$28
Copy of a decision of the Commission or Director additional fee for certification
$28
Copy of documentation, other than already prescribed, per page $4
Copy of plan (requires licensee's consent) for each sheet (up to a maximum of $200)
$28
Copy of plan (requires licensee's consent) certified (for each sheet)
$41.50
Database printout of record of general licence details
$41.50
Duplicate licence (requires licensee’s consent) $36.50
Certified licence/permit$56
Full search of a licence record (requires licensee’s consent and will incur additional fees for copies of documents as listed above)$53.50
List of licensed premises or owners of licensed premises (hardcopy)
$92
List of licensed premises or owners of licensed premises (electronic format)$60.50
Search of postcodes (1 to 10)
$41.50
Search of postcodes (more than 10) $91
Page reviewed 07 June 2019