Section 175 liquor 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.

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.

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Complete list of liquor restrictions

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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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Ngalingkadji (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Apr 1, 2022

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 2022.

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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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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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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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Wangkatjungka (Section 175)

Region: Kimberley

Expires Apr 22, 2022

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 2022.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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