Approval of Liquor Manager - Licensed Premises - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to manage the operations of a business that sells or serves alcohol. It is a requirement that all such businesses possess a relevant liquor licence and that an approved manager is present at the licensed premises at all times that the premises is open.

Both an unrestricted and restricted approval are available. You will require an unrestricted manager's approval if you operate a business under a commercial licence, such as a tavern or liquor store. You will require a restricted manager's approval if you operate your business under a club restricted or occasional liquor licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • complete the mandatory training requirement
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



5 years.



5 Years: $164 (lodged at Australia Post) or $126 (lodged online).


Upgrade from Restricted to Unrestricted Approval: $56 (in person); $15 (online).




Please complete your application online then lodge and pay for it at the post office. You will receive a receipt which allows you to act as a manager until your full application is determined.

Approval time

4 to 6 weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Act 1988 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Control Regulations 1989 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Mailing address:
PO BOX 6119
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Mailing address:
Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000

Toll Free:

1800 634 541


08 6551 4888


08 9325 1041

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