Extended Trading Permit online lodgement guide

Guidance for licensees on how to apply for an Extended Trading Permit.

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General information on Extended Trading Permits

This information explains the types of ongoing extended trading permits (ETP) available under the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act). To be read in conjunction with the relevant policies available on our website.

Lodgement checklist

All information is entered directly into the online form unless specified otherwise. Please note any Director’s policy or forms.

Lodgement requirements for all Ongoing Extended Trading Permit (ETP) applications

Lodgement requirements for each permit type

No additional information is required for Liquor without a Meal (restricted to 120 persons or less) or Late Delivery.

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Catering

Cellar Door Operations

Dining area

Extended area (consumption whilst seated)

Extended area (consumption whilst standing)

Guest accommodation (lodgers/residential)

Liquor without a meal (not restricted to 120 persons or less)

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Extended Trading Permits – restaurants holding finger food/cocktail functions policy

May 30, 2019, 10:56 AM
Title : Extended Trading Permits – restaurants holding finger food/cocktail functions policy
Introduction : Section 50 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (“the Act‟) authorises a restaurant licence to sell and supply liquor for consumption on the licensed premises only ancillary to a meal supplied by the licensee and eaten by the patron on the licensed premises.
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Effective date: 3 February 2012
Last amended: 18 June 2020 
Next review: June 2022

Disclaimer

This policy is designed to provide 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.

Introduction

Section 50 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (“the Act‟) authorises a restaurant licence to sell and supply liquor for consumption on the licensed premises only ancillary to a meal supplied by the licensee and eaten by the patron on the licensed premises.

A ‘meal’ is defined by the Act as food:

  1. (a) that is eaten by a person sitting at a table, or a fixed structure used as a table, with cutlery provided for the purpose of eating the food; and
  2. (b) that is of sufficient substance as to be ordinarily accepted as a meal; and
  3. (c) that may consist of one or more courses,

but does include any food prescribed by the Liquor Control Regulations 1989 not to be a meal.

When read as a whole, the provisions of the Act in relation to restaurants (that is; sections 50 to 53) mean that the business conducted under a restaurant licence must consist primarily and predominantly of the regular supply to customers of meals to be eaten on the premises, by patrons seated at a dining table or fixed structure used for dining.

Section 60(4)(f) provides the purposes for which an extended trading permit may be issued to a restaurant in respect of a function where no meal is being supplied.

This policy provides guidance as to the circumstances in which permits may be considered for restaurants that are holding finger food or cocktail style functions.  This policy should be read in conjunction with the Director’s policies on Extended Trading Permits – Hours and or Area for ‘One-off’ Events or Functions and Extended Trading Permits – Restaurants to Sell and Supply Liquor Without a Meal.

General restrictions and conditions of approval

Restaurant licences may seek a permit to authorise the sale and supply of liquor at a private function being held on the licensed premises where no meal is being supplied.

With the exception of a “Grand Opening” and New Year’s Eve functions, permits will generally not be granted where the licensee is seeking to host a function that is open to the public. 

Applications will generally be considered where a patron has approached the licensee to hold a private function, for example; a birthday/wedding anniversary celebration, wedding reception, or fashion launch/parade.

Generally no more than twenty four (24) permits of this kind may be issued in a 12 month period.

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Lodging your application

Ongoing Extended Trading Permits (ETPs) are applications designed to extend the hours or area of an existing permanent liquor licence. Applicants with an existing liquor licence can now complete an online application form for these types of permanent extensions. The online form is designed to be intuitive; it will change to reflect the options you select as you proceed. This process will provide greater visibility of the overall application process to all applicants and aims to reduce determination times.

In order to access this application you have to log in to the account that is linked to the permanent liquor licence. You will not be able to complete this application form using a new account or an account that is linked to a different licensee/entity.

The department is committed to ensuring that information on our website is widely accessible. If you require a manual copy of the new application form to be emailed or posted to you, please contact the department on 61 8 6551 4888.

Please note that the time taken to process an application will vary depending on a range of factors including the complexity of the application, advertising times and any objections which may be raised.

How to lodge an application

Applications for Ongoing Extended Trading Permits must be lodged under an account that is linked to an existing liquor licence, specifically the one you are intending to extend.

Please refer to the following steps to lodge your application:

  1. Log into your existing Account
  2. Select the Application Type
  3. Complete the Application form
  4. Make payment

Step 1: Accessing your account

Log in to your existing account to start this process.

If you are an existing licensee, but do not yet have an online account, please set up a new account and select ‘No’ that you are not a current licence holder, then register the account. Please email your new Username, including evidence of your authority to act on behalf of the licensee, to e.business@dlgsc.wa.gov.au so we can connect your new account to your existing liquor licence.

If you have forgotten your password please use the Reset Password option in the first instance to access the account. Please note that we do not use emails as usernames, if you do not remember your username please contact us on 61 8 6551 4999.

Step 2: Select the Application Type

Now that you are set up with an account you can start the application.

  1. In the menu bar at the top of the page click on New Lodgement to locate the online application forms.
  2. From the drop down menu select the Group as Liquor and then the Type as Ongoing Extended Trading Permit. Click on Submit to start the form.
Permanent online step 2

Step 3: Completing the application form

The application form will open onto an Instructions page which explains how to use the form. Read through each question carefully and remember to save your form often.

This form is designed to be intuitive, when you answer a question it will change the form to allow you to provide more information. Please be sure to give the pages a few moments to update when you select an option in case it needs to create more fields for you to fill out.

If you do not have the information required at hand you can save your form and return to it later via the My Account page. Clicking on Save will create a link on the My Account page under Saved Forms. You can click on Resume to proceed or Delete to remove the saved form.

If you wish to keep a copy of the application form for your records you can only do this prior to submitting the application. Clicking on the PDF button will create a PDF of the application form in its current state for you to save to your computer.

Permanent online step 3 completing the application form

Step 4: Making payment

Upon submission of the form click on the Pay Fee button to view the payment options and make payment.

Payment for online lodgement can be made online via BPOINT. To pay via any other method, including BPay, please click the View Quote button. This will generate a quote with payment details and your unique application number.

Please make sure to quote the Application Reference Number when submitting any enquiries or manual documents in relation to this application.

When the fee is paid the date of lodgement will be the date the payment is receipted by the licensing authority. It generally takes 1-2 business days for the fee to register on our system. Please be aware that we will be unable to issue you with an official receipt until the fee has fully registered. When you make payment online you will instead be offered a payment confirmation slip which you can retain as evidence of payment if required.

For a full list of the fees and charges please refer to the fees and charges page.

Application fees are not subject to GST.
Permanent online step 4 making payment

What happens next

If your application is submitted successfully, you will be emailed an acknowledgment letter. This will confirm that the department has received your application; it will also outline any further information required for this application and the date by which it must be submitted.

Page reviewed 30 June 2020