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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.
An application is not considered lodged until the fee has been received. An invoice for payment will be issued on receipt of your emailed or posted form and can either be paid through the licensee's online portal account, by posting a cheque made payable to the Gaming and Wagering Commission or a BPOINT payment link can be emailed on request. Application fees are not subject to GST.
Applications will not be progressed until the fee is received. Generally the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.
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 $161 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 $161 fee applies for the trustee.
In order for the licensing authority to consider an application to remove the licence the applicant must submit a Public Interest Assessment submission.
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
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.
Ensure all required documentation is attached to your application.
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000
Ensure all documentation is attached to your email.
PO Box 8349Perth Business Centre WA 6849
You can submit online through the portal.
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.
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