Decisions handed down by the Liquor Commission.

In accordance with section 9I of the Liquor Control Act 1988 and the Liquor Commission Rules 2007:

  • A decision of the Liquor Commission is to be given in writing and authenticated by:
    • being signed by a member of the Commission; and
    • having the seal of the Commission affixed to it.
  • The Liquor Commission is to give a copy of a decision to each party to the proceedings.
  • A failure of the Liquor Commission to comply with subsection 9I (1) or 9I (2) of the Liquor Control Act 1988 does not affect the validity of a decision.

Parties to any proceedings before the Liquor Commission have the right to appeal any decision to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on a question of law, but any appeal will only be heard on a question of law by a single judge and not the full bench of the superior court.

Not satisfied with the decision of the Commission?

Information on who can lodge an appeal.

Enforcing the Commission's decision

A person seeking to enforce a decision may file in the Supreme Court:

  • a copy of the decision that the Commission has certified to be a true copy
  • the person's affidavit stating to what extent the decision has not been complied with
  • a certificate from the Commission stating that the decision is appropriate for filing in the Supreme Court.

There is no charge for filing a copy of a decision, an affidavit or a certificate under this section and on filing with the Supreme Court, the decision is to be taken to be a decision of the Supreme Court and may be enforced accordingly.

Page reviewed 13 December 2021