Liquor restrictions

Some restrictions apply to help address harm caused due to the use of liquor.

Liquor restrictions map

 

While enjoying the many attractions Western Australia has to offer, be aware that restrictions are in place in many parts of the State in relation to purchasing, consuming or possessing alcohol.

These restrictions have been implemented as a way of minimising alcohol-related harm in Western Australia.

The Liquor Control Act 1988 provides for the following types of restrictions.

Section 64 Restrictions

Section 64 Restrictions are imposed by the Director of Liquor Licensing, where it is in the public interest.

These restrictions:

  • may limit or prohibit the sale of alcohol from licensed premises by imposing conditions on liquor licences; and
  • can be imposed on all licensed premises within a particular area of the State.

Section 175 Restrictions

Section 175 Restrictions are declared by the Governor of Western Australia on the recommendation of the Minister for Racing and Gaming. These restrictions:

  • apply to a declared area of the State;
  • may prohibit the bringing in, possession and consumption of liquor in the declared area; and
    may provide for penalties to apply to people who contravene the restrictions.
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Complete list of liquor restrictions

Agnew (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Northern Goldfields poster (PDF 187 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Liquor restrictions in the Northern Goldfields affect the following towns:

  • Laverton
  • Agnew
  • Leonora
  • Menzies
  • Leinster
  • Kookynie

Trading hours to purchase takeaway liquor are Monday to Sunday 12 midday to 9pm*

Takeaway liquor cannot be sold in the Northern Goldfields:

  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre);*
  • beer in glass bottles of 400ml or more.*

*except where the sale is to a lodger at a hotel

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Bayulu (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Jun 28, 2022

Current restrictions

The Liquor Control (Bayulu Restricted Area) Regulations 2013 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

Liquor Control (Bayulu Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Boulder (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Goldfields poster (PDF 133 KB)

Current restrictions

Consuming liquor:

  • on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street. 
  • in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Trading hours

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

  • Liquor stores
    • Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm
    • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
    • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 10pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)
  • Hotels, taverns and clubs
    • Monday to Saturday 11am to 12 midnight
    • Sunday 11am to 10pm
    • ANZAC Day  12 noon to 10pm

Product restrictions

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns).
  • Fortified wine (for example port, sherry) in containers of more than one litre of alcohol.
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more for example wine casks of more than two litres).

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Broome (Section 64)

Region: Kimberley

Download Kimberley wide liquor restrictions poster (PDF 401 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold:

  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre); and
  • in glass bottles of 400ml or more of beer.

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Bungardi (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Aug 19, 2023

The Liquor Control (Bungardi Restricted Area) Regulations 2017 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Bungardi Restricted Area) Regulations 2017 are due to expire on 19 August 2023.

Liquor Control (Bungardi Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Cheeditha (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Sep 10, 2021

The Liquor Control (Cheeditha Restricted Area) Regulations 2012 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Cheeditha Restricted Area) Regulations 2012 are due to expire on 10 August 2021.

Liquor Control (Cheeditha Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Coolgardie (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Goldfields restrictions poster (PDF 133 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 10 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 12 midnight
  • Sunday 11 am to 10 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 10 pm

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns).
  • Fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) in containers of more than one litre of alcohol.
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (e.g. wine casks of more than two litres).

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Cue (Section 64)

Region: Mid West

Download Cue liquor restrictions poster (PDF 155 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

In Cue:

  • The sale of 750ml beer bottles (king browns) is prohibited.
  • The sale of wine in two litre casks/flagons is limited to a purchase of one per customer, per day. Wine in casks/flagons greater than two litres is prohibited.
  • The sale of fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) is limited to a purchase of one bottle per customer, per day.

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Dampier (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

Download Dampier liquor restrictions poster (PDF 216 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day Midday to 8pm  (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day midday to 8pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and midday to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotels/taverns is prohibited before 11 am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

 

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Derby (Section 64)

Region: Kimberley

Download Derby liquor restrictions poster (PDF 144 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

in Derby takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Sunday 12 noon to 8 pm

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Sunday 12 noon to 8 pm

Other restrictions:

  • Liquor can only be served before 12 noon if it is served as part of a meal.
  • The sale of 750ml beer bottles containing mainstream beer is prohibited.
  • The sale of wine in casks or flagons is limited to one 2 litre cask or flagon, per customer, per day.
  • The sale of fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry, muscat etc.) is limited to less than 2 litres per customer, per day. The sale of fortified in a 2 litre cask or flagon is prohibited.

Kimberley wide restrictions:

In addition to the liquor restrictions specific to Derby, the following liquor restrictions exist for the entire Kimberley region:

  • Liquor may not be sold:-in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre); and
  • in glass bottles of 400ml or more of beer.

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Fitzroy Crossing (Section 64)

Region: Kimberley

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

In Fitzroy Crossing the sale of takeaway liquor, containing more than 2.7% alcohol cannot be sold to anyone other than a permanent or casual lodger at a hotel.

Kimberley wide restrictions:

In addition to the liquor restrictions specific to Fitzroy Crossing, the following liquor restrictions exist for the entire Kimberley region:

  • Takeaway liquor may not be sold:-in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre); and
  • in glass bottles of 400ml or more of beer.

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Halls Creek (Section 64)

Region: Kimberley

Download Halls Creek restrictions poster (PDF 218 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

In Halls Creek:

  • The sale of takeaway liquor, containing more than 2.7% alcohol cannot be sold to anyone other than a permanent or casual lodger at a hotel or a liquor merchant.
  • Liquor can only be served before 12 noon if it is served as part of a meal.

Kimberley wide restrictions:

In addition to the liquor restrictions specific to Halls Creek, the following liquor restrictions exist for the entire Kimberley region:

  • Takeaway liquor may not be sold:-in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre); and
  • in glass bottles of 400ml or more of beer.

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Irrungadji (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Dec 4, 2022

The Liquor Control (Irrungadji Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Irrungadji Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 are due to expire on 4 December 2022.

Liquor Control (Irrungadji Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Jigalong (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires May 1, 2023

The Liquor Control (Jigalong Restricted Area) Regulations 2009 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manger of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area illegally.

The Liquor Control (Jigalong Restricted Area) Regulations 2009 are due to expire on 1 May 2023.

Liquor Control (Jigalong Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Juwurlinji (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Jul 24, 2023

The Liquor Control (Juwurlinji Restricted Area) Regulations 2009 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manger of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area illegally.

The Liquor Control (Juwurlinji Restricted Area) Regulations 2009 are due to expire on 24 July 2023.

Liquor Control (Juwurlinji Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Kalgoorlie (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Goldfields restrictions poster (PDF 133 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 10 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 12 midnight
  • Sunday 11 am to 10 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 10 pm

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns).
  • Fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) in containers of more than one litre of alcohol.
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (e.g. wine casks of more than two litres).

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Kalumburu (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Mar 2, 2021

Current restrictions

The Liquor Control (Kalumburu Restricted Area) Regulations 2018 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area (unless an exception under r. 9 of the Liquor Control (Kalumburu Restricted Area) Regulations 2018 applies). Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

Definitions

The Liquor Control (Kalumburu Restricted Area) Regulations 2018 define:

the Kalumburu Community as the area of land within a radius of 20 km of the point with the following Geocentric Datum of Australia 1998 (GDA94) coordinates:

  1. -14.295444°S;
  2. 126.6423056°E; and

McGowan Island camping grounds as the area of land within a radius of 500 m of the point with the following GDA94 coordinates:

  1. -14.1460611°S;
  2. 126.6498729°E.

 

Liquor Control (Kalumburu Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Kambalda (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Goldfields restrictions poster (PDF 133 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 10 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 12 midnight
  • Sunday 11 am to 10 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 10 pm

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns).
  • Fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) in containers of more than one litre of alcohol.
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (e.g. wine casks of more than two litres).

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Karratha (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

Download Karratha liquor restrictions poster (PDF 216 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day Midday to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day midday to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and midday to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday.

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotels/taverns is prohibited before 11 am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

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Kookynie (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Northern Goldfields restrictions poster (PDF 187 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Liquor restrictions in the Northern Goldfields affect the following towns:

  • Laverton
  • Agnew
  • Leonora
  • Menzies
  • Leinster
  • Kookynie

Trading hours to purchase takeaway liquor are Monday to Sunday 12 midday to 9pm*

Takeaway liquor cannot be sold in the Northern Goldfields:

  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre);*
  • beer in glass bottles of 400ml or more.*

*except where the sale is to a lodger at a hotel

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Kumarina (Section 64)

Region: Mid West

Download Kumarina liquor restrictions poster (PDF 216 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and midday to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday)

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotels/taverns is prohibited before 11 am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns) •In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

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Kunawarritji (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Mar 3, 2021

The Liquor Control (Kunawarritji Restricted Area) Regulations 2011 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

A person does not commit an offence in relation to the possession of the alcohol within the Kunawarritji Community if the person -

  1. is a tourist; and
  2. does not consume the liquor in his or her possession; and
  3. continuously maintains possession of the liquor until such time as he or she has left the Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community.

Tourists using Well 33 camping grounds may possess and consume alcohol while on the Grounds and they do not commit an offence under the regulations.

The Liquor Control (Kunawarritji Restricted Area) Regulations 2011 are due to expire on 3 May 2021.

Liquor Control (Kunawarritji Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Kundat Djaru (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Sep 18, 2022

The Liquor Control (Kundat Djaru Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • Where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of up to $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Kundat Djaru Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 are due to expire on 18 September 2022.

Liquor Control (Kundat Djaru Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Kununurra (Section 64)

Region: Kimberley

Download Kununurra and Wyndham liquor restrictions poster (PDF 213 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotel or tavern premises is prohibited before 12 noon except where it is sold ancillary to a meal (or to a lodger at hotel premises).

Takeaway alcohol restrictions are detailed below:

 Alcohol strengthTrading hoursQuantity (per person, per day)
aLow strength alcohol (2.7% or less)Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 8 pmNo limit
bMid to full strength alcohol (2.7% to 7%)Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm11.25 litres (e.g. one carton of beer)
cFull strength alcohol (7% to 15%)Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm2.25 litres (e.g. three bottles of wine)
dGreater than 15% (some spirits, wines) Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm1 litre

Liquor may be purchased in the quantities specified in either (b) or (c) or (d) or a combination of (b) and (c).

Special exemptions* for takeaway liquor apply to:

  • Station owners;
  • Liquor merchants;
  • Mail order sales; and
  • A person who has pre-ordered using a Bulk Purchase Order Form at least 72 hours in advance of pick-up/delivery. *conditions apply

In addition to the liquor restrictions specific to Kununurra and Wyndham, the following liquor restrictions exist for the entire Kimberley region:

  • Takeaway liquor may not be sold:
  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre); and
  • in glass bottles of 400ml or more of beer.

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Laverton (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Northern Goldfields restrictions poster (PDF 187 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Liquor restrictions in the Northern Goldfields affect the following towns:

  • Laverton
  • Agnew
  • Leonora
  • Menzies
  • Leinster
  • Kookynie

Trading hours to purchase takeaway liquor are Monday to Sunday 12 midday to 9pm*

Takeaway liquor cannot be sold in the Northern Goldfields:

  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre);*
  • beer in glass bottles of 400ml or more.*

*except where the sale is to a lodger at a hotel

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Leinster (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Northern Goldfields restrictions poster (PDF 187 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Liquor restrictions in the Northern Goldfields affect the following towns:

  • Laverton
  • Agnew
  • Leonora
  • Menzies
  • Leinster
  • Kookynie

Trading hours to purchase takeaway liquor are Monday to Sunday 12 midday to 9pm*

Takeaway liquor cannot be sold in the Northern Goldfields:

  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre);*
  • beer in glass bottles of 400ml or more.*

*except where the sale is to a lodger at a hotel

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Leonora (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

Download Northern Goldfields restrictions poster (PDF 187 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Liquor restrictions in the Northern Goldfields affect the following towns:

  • Laverton
  • Agnew
  • Leonora
  • Menzies
  • Leinster
  • Kookynie

Trading hours to purchase takeaway liquor are Monday to Sunday 12 midday to 9pm*

Takeaway liquor cannot be sold in the Northern Goldfields:

  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre);*
  • beer in glass bottles of 400ml or more.*

*except where the sale is to a lodger at a hotel

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Looma (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires May 28, 2023

The Liquor Control (Looma Restricted Area) Regulations 2011 prohibit a person, other than an exempt person, from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

A person does not commit an offence in relation to the possession of the alcohol within the Looma Aboriginal Community if the person is an exempt person.

In this regulation:-

  • an exempt person means the driver of or a passenger in a transiting vehicle;
  • transiting vehicle means a vehicle that transits the Looma Aboriginal Community on a public road without:
    1. stopping; or
    2. discharging any person or item.

The Liquor Control (Looma Restricted Area) Regulations 2011 are due to expire on 28 May 2023.

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Marble Bar (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday)

Liquor for consumption on premises is prohibited before 11am (except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger).

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns).
  • Fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) in containers of more than one litre of alcohol.
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (e.g. wine casks of more than two litres).

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Mardie (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday)

Liquor for consumption on premises is prohibited before 11am (except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger).

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns).
  • Fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) in containers of more than one litre of alcohol.
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (e.g. wine casks of more than two litres).

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Meekatharra (Section 64)

Region: Mid West

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

In Meekatharra takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 10 pm*
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 10 pm*
  • Sunday 11 am to 10 pm*

*After 9pm on any day, takeaway liquor is limited to the equivalent of 12 cans of full strength beer per customer.

  • The sale of 750ml beer bottles (king browns) is prohibited.
  • The sale of wine in two litre casks/flagons is limited to a purchase of one per customer, per day.
  • The sale of fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) is limited to a purchase of one per customer, per day. Fortified wine in a container of two litres or greater is prohibited.

 

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Menzies (Section 64)

Region: Goldfields

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Liquor restrictions in the Northern Goldfields affect the following towns:

  • Laverton
  • Agnew
  • Leonora
  • Menzies
  • Leinster
  • Kookynie

Trading hours to purchase takeaway liquor are Monday to Sunday 12 midday to 9pm*

Takeaway liquor cannot be sold in the Northern Goldfields:

  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre);*
  • beer in glass bottles of 400ml or more.*

*except where the sale is to a lodger at a hotel

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Mount Magnet (Section 64)

Region: Mid West

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

In Mount Magnet

  • Takeaway liquor cannot be sold between 6am and 10am.
  • Between 10pm and midnight, takeaway full strength beer is limited to six cans per customer, per day.
  • The sale of 750ml beer bottles (king browns) is prohibited.
  • The sale of wine in two litre casks/flagons is limited to a purchase of one per customer, per day. Wine in casks/flagons greater than two litres is prohibited.
  • The sale of fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) is limited to a purchase of one bottle per customer, per day.

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Newman (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

In Newman:

  • Low, mid and full strength can be sold Monday to Sunday 12 noon to 8 pm
  • Low strength only Monday to Sunday 10 am to 12 noon and 8 pm to 10 pm
  • The sale of 750 ml beer bottles (King Browns) is prohibited.
  • Wine or fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) in casks/flagons containing more than two litres of alcohol are prohibited.
  • Port wine may only be sold on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

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Ngalingkadji (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Apr 1, 2019

The Liquor Control (Ngalingkadji Restricted Area) Regulations 2016 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate that holds a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Ngalingkadji Restricted Area) Regulations 2016 are due to expire on 1 April 2019.

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Ngurrawaana (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Sep 14, 2021

The Liquor Control (Ngurrawaana Restricted Area) Regulations 2018 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Ngurrawaana Restricted Area) Regulations 2018 are due to expire on 14 September 2021.

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Nicholson Camp (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Sep 18, 2022

The Liquor Control (Nicholson Block Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Nicholson Block Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 are due to expire on 18 September 2022.

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Noonkanbah (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Jul 25, 2023

The Liquor Control (Noonkanbah Restricted Area) Regulations 2009 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manger of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area illegally.

The Liquor Control (Noonkanbah Restricted Area) Regulations 2009 are due to expire on 25 July 2023.

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Nullagine (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

in Nullagine the following restrictions apply to purchasing liquor at the Nullagine Hotel:

  • Consuming any liquor at the Nullagine Hotel is prohibited before 11am (except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger).
  • Takeaway liquor can be purchased:
    • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
    • Sunday 12 noon to 10 pm
    • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 10 pm
  • Takeaway liquor may not be sold:
    • in individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (e.g. wine casks of more than 2 litres);
    • in glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer;
    • as fortified wine in containers greater than one (1) litre.
  • Minimum dress standard consists of footwear, shorts and tank top in the main bar.

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Onslow (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and midday to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday).

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotels/taverns is prohibited before 11 am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

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Pandanus Park (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires May 28, 2023

The Liquor Control (Pandanus Park Restricted Area) Regulations 2011 prohibit a person, from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Pandanus Park Restricted Area) Regulations 2011 are due to expire on 28 May 2023.

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Pannawonica (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

Download Pannawonica liquor restrictions poster (PDF 216 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and midday to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday).

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotels/taverns is prohibited before 11 am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

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Paraburdoo (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

Download Paraburdoo liquor restrictions poster (PDF 216 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and midday to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday.

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotels/taverns is prohibited before 11am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

 

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Pardoo (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and midday to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday.

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotels/taverns is prohibited before 11am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

 

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Parnngurr (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Jul 7, 2021

The Liquor Control (Parnngurr Restricted Area) Regulations 2018 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

A person does not commit an offence in relation to the possession of the alcohol with the Parnngurr Community if the person – .

  1. is an exempt person (a tourist); and
  2. does not consume the liquor in his or her possession.
  3. continuously maintains possession of the liquor until such time as he or she has left the Parnngurr Aboriginal Community.

The Liquor Control (Parnngurr Restricted Area) Regulations 2018 are due to expire on 7 July 2021

Liquor Control (Parnngurr Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Parnpajinya (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Jul 4, 2025

The Liquor Control (Parnpajinya Restricted Area) Regulations 2020 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. When a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee or manager of a licensed premises , or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000. 

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The restricted area is defined as:

a) the area of land described as Reserve 42835 being Lot 228 on Deposited Plan 038162 and being the whole of the land in Record of Qualified Certificate of Crown Land Title Volume LR3133 Folio 736; and

b) the land that is within 100 metres of the outer boundary of the area of land described in paragraph (a). 

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Point Samson (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday)
  • Liquor for consumption on premises is prohibited before 11 am (except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel).

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns).
  • Fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) in containers of more than one litre of alcohol.
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (e.g. wine casks of more than two litres).

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Port Hedland (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold at liquor stores, hotels, taverns and clubs (members only):

  • Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 8 pm
  • Sunday, Good Friday and Christmas Day alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8pm

Takeaway liquor may only be sold in the following quantities from liquor stores, hotels, taverns or clubs (members only):

  1. The sale of cask wine is prohibited.
  2. The sale of beer in glass bottles of 750ml or more is prohibited.
  3. Takeaway liquor may only be sold or supplied knowingly by a licensee in the following quantities:
    1. low alcohol liquor where the liquor contains less than 3.6 per cent concentration of ethanol at 20 degrees Celsius in any quantity is unrestricted;
    2. where the liquor contains from 3.6 per cent to 7 per cent concentration of ethanol at 20 degrees Celsius a maximum cumulative quantity of 12 litres per customer per day, e.g. one carton of 30 cans at 375ml each;
    3. where the liquor contains greater than 7 per cent but no more than 19.9 per cent concentration of ethanol at 20 degrees Celsius a maximum cumulative quantity of 2.25 litres per customer per day, e.g. three bottles of wine at 750ml each;
    4. where the liquor contains greater than or equal to 20 per cent concentration of ethanol at 20 degrees Celsius, a maximum cumulative quantity of one litre per customer per day;
    5. in the case of fortified wine nothing below a $25 price point.  

A person may purchase liquor in more than one category provided the limit for each category is not exceeded.

Exemptions

Exemption 1

The sale and supply of takeaway liquor is only permitted to a person who is present at the time of purchase on the licensed premises conducting the sale unless the person is: 

  • the liquor merchant;
  • the station owner, pastoralist, person operating a remote work site or seafarers.  The sale can be to an employee that places and/or collects the order on behalf of the business and only on the conditions that:
    • the person confirms that the liquor is to be consumed at a station, the pastoral property, remote work site or on a ship;
    • the licensee maintains on the licensed premises a register of purchase which must be made for inspection at the request of an authorised officer; and
    • the register contains the following information in relation to the person, name, address, address to which the liquor is being delivered/taken, description and quantity of liquor ordered.
  • a person who has pre-ordered the liquor at least three days in advance of pick-up and delivery and only on the conditions that:
    • the person has personally completed and signed a bulk purchase order form; a bulk purchase order is any order above that allowed to be purchased under clause 3;
    • the bulk purchase order form contains the following information in relation to bulk purchase, name of purchaser, address and phone number of purchaser, address to which the liquor is being delivered/taken, description and quantity of liquor ordered and the reason for the bulk purchase, purchaser’s signature; and
    • the bulk purchase order form is retained by the licensee for six months and made available for inspection at the licensed premises at the request of an authorised officer within 48 hours and a copy is provided to the local police within 48 hours of receipt.

The sale of liquor under ‘Exemption 1’ is not subject to the quantity restriction set out above.

Exemption 2

The quantity restrictions set out above do not apply to the sale and supply of takeaway liquor to a person whom the licensee reasonably believes to be a bona fide tourist. The licensee must record the following information where a sale is made under this exemption:

  • the name of purchaser;
  • the local address or residential address and phone number of the purchaser;
  • the vehicle registration of the purchaser;
  • the address/location at which the liquor is being taken to;
  • the description and quantity of liquor ordered;
  • the purchaser’s signature.

This information is to be provided to the local police within 24 hours and retained by the licensee for six months for inspection at request of an authorised officer.

Other restrictions

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption on the premises is prohibited before 11 am except where it is sold ancillary to a meal or to a lodger.

Taxi and bus drivers cannot purchase packaged liquor on behalf of their passengers/customers.

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Punmu (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Dec 4, 2022

The Liquor Control (Punmu Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Punmu Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 are due to expire on 4 December 2022.

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Sandfire Roadhouse (Section 64)

Region: Kimberley

Download Sandfire Roadhouse liquor restrictions poster (PDF 213 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway may only be sold:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday)
  • The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at the Sandfire Roadhouse is prohibited before 11 am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

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Sandstone (Section 64)

Region: Mid West

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

in Sandstone

  • The sale of 750ml beer bottles (king browns) is prohibited.
  • The sale of wine in two litre casks/flagons is limited to a purchase of one per customer, per day. Wine in casks/flagons greater than two litres is prohibited.
  • The sale of fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) is limited to a purchase of one bottle per customer, per day.

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South Hedland (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold at liquor stores, hotels, taverns and clubs (members only):

  • Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 8 pm
  • Sunday, Good Friday and Christmas Day alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8pm

Takeaway liquor may only be sold in the following quantities from liquor stores, hotels, taverns or clubs (members only):

  1. The sale of cask wine is prohibited.
  2. The sale of beer in glass bottles of 750ml or more is prohibited.
  3. Takeaway liquor may only be sold or supplied knowingly by a licensee in the following quantities:
    1. low alcohol liquor where the liquor contains less than 3.6 per cent concentration of ethanol at 20 degrees Celsius in any quantity is unrestricted;
    2. where the liquor contains from 3.6 per cent to 7 per cent concentration of ethanol at 20 degrees Celsius a maximum cumulative quantity of 12 litres per customer per day, e.g. one carton of 30 cans at 375ml each;
    3. where the liquor contains greater than 7 per cent but no more than 19.9 per cent concentration of ethanol at 20 degrees Celsius a maximum cumulative quantity of 2.25 litres per customer per day, e.g. three bottles of wine at 750ml each;
    4. where the liquor contains greater than or equal to 20 per cent concentration of ethanol at 20 degrees Celsius, a maximum cumulative quantity of one litre per customer per day;
    5. in the case of fortified wine nothing below a $25 price point.  

A person may purchase liquor in more than one category provided the limit for each category is not exceeded.

Exemptions

Exemption 1

The sale and supply of takeaway liquor is only permitted to a person who is present at the time of purchase on the licensed premises conducting the sale unless the person is: 

  • the liquor merchant;
  • the station owner, pastoralist, person operating a remote work site or seafarers.  The sale can be to an employee that places and/or collects the order on behalf of the business and only on the conditions that:
    • the person confirms that the liquor is to be consumed at a station, the pastoral property, remote work site or on a ship;
    • the licensee maintains on the licensed premises a register of purchase which must be made for inspection at the request of an authorised officer; and
    • the register contains the following information in relation to the person, name, address, address to which the liquor is being delivered/taken, description and quantity of liquor ordered.
  • a person who has pre-ordered the liquor at least three days in advance of pick-up and delivery and only on the conditions that:
    • the person has personally completed and signed a bulk purchase order form; a bulk purchase order is any order above that allowed to be purchased under clause 3;
    • the bulk purchase order form contains the following information in relation to bulk purchase, name of purchaser, address and phone number of purchaser, address to which the liquor is being delivered/taken, description and quantity of liquor ordered and the reason for the bulk purchase, purchaser’s signature; and
    • the bulk purchase order form is retained by the licensee for six months and made available for inspection at the licensed premises at the request of an authorised officer within 48 hours and a copy is provided to the local police within 48 hours of receipt.

The sale of liquor under ‘Exemption 1’ is not subject to the quantity restriction set out above.

Exemption 2

The quantity restrictions set out above do not apply to the sale and supply of takeaway liquor to a person whom the licensee reasonably believes to be a bona fide tourist. The licensee must record the following information where a sale is made under this exemption:

  • the name of purchaser;
  • the local address or residential address and phone number of the purchaser;
  • the vehicle registration of the purchaser;
  • the address/location at which the liquor is being taken to;
  • the description and quantity of liquor ordered;
  • the purchaser’s signature.

This information is to be provided to the local police within 24 hours and retained by the licensee for six months for inspection at request of an authorised officer.

Other restrictions

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption on the premises is prohibited before 11 am except where it is sold ancillary to a meal or to a lodger.

Taxi and bus drivers cannot purchase packaged liquor on behalf of their passengers/customers.

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Spinifex (Section 175)

Region: Goldfields

Expires Jul 2, 2023

The Liquor Control (Spinifex Restricted Area) Regulations 2014 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the Restricted Area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises, or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorize the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the Restricted Area.

A person does not commit an offence under the regulations in relation to the possession/consumption of alcohol within the Spinifex Native Title Determination area excluding the portion which lies within Reserve 17614, if the person –

  1. is a tourist; and does not consume the liquor in his or her possession; and continuously maintains possession of the liquor until such time as he or she has left the Restricted Area.
  2. is a tourist in the portions of the Restricted Area that are within 50 metres either side of the Anne Beadell Highway (also known as the Serpentine Lakes Road), and continuously maintains possession of, or consumes, the liquor in his or her possession.

The Liquor Control (Spinifex Restricted Area) Regulations 2014 are due to expire on 2 July 2023.

Liquor Control (Spinifex Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Tom Price (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

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Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor can be purchased:

Liquor stores:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday alcohol cannot be purchased
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Hotels, taverns and clubs:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and midday to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday).
  • The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotels/taverns is prohibited before 11am, except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel.

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

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Wakathuni (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Jun 30, 2022

The Liquor Control (Wakathuni Restricted Area) Regulations 2019 prohibit a person, other than an exempt person, from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

A person does not commit an offence in relation to the possession of alcohol within the Wakathuni community if the person is an exempt person.

An exempt person means: the driver of or a passenger in a transiting vehicle.

A transiting vehicle means a vehicle that transits the Wakathuni community on a public road without stopping or discharging any person or item.

The Liquor Control (Wakathuni Restricted Area) Regulations 2018 are due to expire on 30 June 2022.

Liquor Control (Wakathuni Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Wangkatjungka (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Apr 22, 2019

The Liquor Control (Wangkatjungka Restricted Area) Regulations 2008 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manger of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area illegally.

The Liquor Control (Wangkatjungka Restricted Area) Regulations 2008 are due to expire on 22 April 2019.

Liquor Control (Wangkatjungka Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Warralong (Section 175)

Region: Pilbara

Expires Sep 20, 2022

The Liquor Control (Warralong Restricted Area) Regulations 2013 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area illegally.

The Liquor Control (Warralong Restricted Area) Regulations 2013 define the Warralong Aboriginal Community as:

(a) the land lying within a circle of 20 kilometres radius measured from the centre of the Warralong basketball court located at 20.6484722 S, 119.590333 E; and

(b) the land lying with 15 metres of the centreline of that part of Goldsworthy Road which runs between Marble Bar Road and the circle described in paragraph (a); and

(c) the land lying within 1 kilometre either side of the centreline of that part of Goldsworthy Road that runs between Great Northern Highway and the circle described in paragraph (a).

The Liquor Control (Warralong Restricted Area) Regulations 2013 are due to expire on 20 September 2019.

*Please note exemptions apply to "exempt person".

Exempt person means the driver of, or a passenger in, a transiting vehicle;

transiting vehicle means a vehicle that transits the Warralong Aboriginal Community on a public road without -

(a) stopping; or

(b) discharging any person or item.

Liquor Control (Warralong Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Whim Creek (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

Download Whim Creek liquor restrictions poster (PDF 212 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm where ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday)
  • Liquor for consumption on premises is prohibited before 11 am (except where it is sold or supplied ancillary to a meal or to a lodger residing at a licensed hotel).

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns).
  • Fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) in containers of more than one litre of alcohol.
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (e.g. wine casks of more than two litres)

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Wickham (Section 64)

Region: Pilbara

Download Wickham liquor restrictions poster (PDF 212 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

Takeaway liquor may only be sold:

  • Monday to Saturday 11 am to 8 pm
  • ANZAC Day 12 noon to 8 pm (where ANZAC Day falls on a Monday to Saturday)

Takeaway liquor may not be sold in the following quantities:

  • In glass bottles of 750ml or more of beer (king browns)
  • In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres)
  • Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre

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Woolah (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Aug 19, 2023

The Liquor Control (Woolah Restricted Area) Regulations 2017 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened and unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Woolah Restricted Area) Regulations 2017 are due to expire on 19 August 2023.

Liquor Control (Woolah Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Wyndham (Section 64)

Region: Kimberley

Download Kununurra and Wyndham liquor restrictions poster (PDF 213 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

The sale and supply of liquor for consumption at hotel or tavern premises is prohibited before 12 noon except where it is sold ancillary to a meal (or to a lodger at hotel premises).

Takeaway alcohol restrictions are detailed below:

 Alcohol strengthTrading hoursQuantity (per person, per day)
aLow strength alcohol (2.7% or less)Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 8 pmNo limit
bMid to full strength alcohol (2.7% to 7%)Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm11.25 litres (e.g. one carton of beer)
cFull strength alcohol (7% to 15%)Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm2.25 litres (e.g. three bottles of wine)
dGreater than 15% (some spirits, wines) Monday to Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm1 litre

Liquor may be purchased in the quantities specified in either (b) or (c) or (d) or a combination of (b) and (c).

Special exemptions* for takeaway liquor apply to:

  • Station owners;
  • Liquor merchants;
  • Mail order sales; and
  • A person who has pre-ordered using a Bulk Purchase Order Form at least 72 hours in advance of pick-up/delivery. *conditions apply

In addition to the liquor restrictions specific to Kununurra and Wyndham, the following liquor restrictions exist for the entire Kimberley region:

  • Takeaway liquor may not be sold:
  • in individual containers of more than one litre of liquor with an alcohol content of 6% or more (for example, wine casks of more than one litre); and
  • in glass bottles of 400ml or more of beer.

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Yakanarra (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Apr 30, 2021

The Liquor Control (Yakanarra Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 prohibit a person from bringing into and possessing liquor in the restricted area. Where a person commits an offence against the regulations, the penalties to apply are:

  • where the person is a licensee, manager of a licensed premises or a director of a body corporate holding a licence, a fine of $5000; or
  • in any other case, a fine of $2000.

The regulations also authorise the police to seize and dispose of opened or unopened containers of liquor suspected of being brought into the restricted area.

The Liquor Control (Yakanarra Restricted Area) Regulations 2010 are due to expire at the close of 30 April 2021.

Liquor Control (Yakanarra Restricted Area) Regulations 2017

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Yalgoo (Section 64)

Region: Mid West

Download Yalgoo liquor restrictions poster (PDF 140 KB)

Consuming liquor on public roads and in private vehicles is an offence (except where a permit or licence applies). This includes drinking in a motor vehicle on any public road or street.

Consuming liquor in parks and other public places is an offence without the consent of the owner or controlling authority. This includes areas such as parks, reserves, beaches and so on.

In Yalgoo:

  • The sale of 750ml beer bottles (king browns) is prohibited.
  • The sale of wine in two litre casks/flagons is limited to a purchase of one per customer, per day. Wine in casks/flagons greater than two litres is prohibited.
  • The sale of fortified wine (i.e. port, sherry) is limited to a purchase of one bottle per customer, per day.

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Page reviewed 22 July 2019