Help for individuals to apply to become an approved manager.
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The licensee of a liquor licensed premises is required to have an approved manager on their premises at all times when business is conducted. In essence, the approved manager is also responsible for the day to day operations of the business and must ensure
compliance with the provisions of the Act.
This lodgement guide should be read in conjunction with the following policies:
Section 34 of the Act states that approved manager applications cannot be granted if the applicant is-
Applicants must complete an online application via the department's portal.
Applications for approved manager ID cards must also be made under the name of the individual person, not the licensed premises or licensee of the premises.
Further information regarding the training can be found in the Mandatory Training Policy linked above.
You can obtain national police clearance from
First you must create an account.
This account will be used to submit your application, change your
address details and request replacement ID cards.
If you experience any issues with the account creation process please contact our department on 61 8 6551 4999.
You will automatically open onto your My Account page. You can now start your application. You can save your application at any time using the Save button. Your application can then be resumed via the My Account page.
You must print your application summary to lodge at Australia Post.
The Application Summary, copies of the documents listed in Section B of the Application Summary and the fee must be lodged at a WA Post Office to complete the application. Please use the Australia Post Office locator to find your nearest post office.
The post office will confirm your identification (refer to page 1 of your Application Summary) and take your photo for the approved manager ID card.
Once lodged you will receive a receipt which enables you to act as an approved manager until the application has been determined. Hold onto this receipt as you must be able to present it if asked by an authorised officer.
The application, once lodged at a post office, takes approximately 4 weeks to be determined and if approved, the card will be printed and then posted to you within 1-2 weeks. You can track the progress of your application via your online account.
Please note that in determining whether to approve your application the licensing authority will assess your suitability in respect of whether you are fit and proper to be approved.
The application fee must be lodged with the application at Australia Post. Please note the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn. If paying by cheque the cheque must be made payable to Australia Post.
Once you have been approved as an approved manager you can access the details of your approval at any time via your online account.
To view your account options and update your details:
This information is designed to provide authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered, and with the understanding that the Director of Liquor Licensing 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.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.