You will require this licence if you intend to sell or supply alcohol in a hotel, tavern or small bar.
You can apply for a hotel licence if you provide accommodation at your premises. Both regular and restricted hotel licences are available. Both licences allow you to sell alcohol for consumption on and off your premises, but a restricted licence limits the sale of takeaway alcohol to hotel lodgers only.
You can apply for a tavern licence if you intend to sell alcohol on your premises. You do not need to provide accommodation. Both unrestricted and restricted tavern licences are available. Both allow you to sell alcohol for consumption on your premises, but you can only sell takeaway alcohol with an unrestricted licence.
You can apply for a small bar licence if you intend to sell alcohol for consumption on your premises to a maximum of 120 people at any one time.
Please be aware that trading hours are restricted for some of these licences.
Applications may be made as:
- an individual person
- a director representing a company
- two or more individual people or companies jointly
- an association.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- demonstrate that the application is in the public interest, having regard to the likely health and social impacts on the community and sub-groups within the community
- demonstrate that the position, nature and standard of the premises are suitable
- submit the required forms
- pay the prescribed fee.
For a full list of items that must be submitted with your application please see the attached documents. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Indefinite subject to retaining the same premises and paying the annual licence fee.
For the initial application, the licence fee is charged at a pro-rata rate.
Other fees may apply, including probity fee for each individual.
Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
Liquor Control Act 1988 (Western Australia)
Liquor Control Regulations 1989 (Western Australia)
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