You will require this licence if you operate a club and intend to sell liquor to members of the club and to bona fide guests of members. A club is a body or group of persons who join together to further some sporting, social, political, literary or other legitimate aim.
Both general and restricted licences are available. Both licences allow you to sell alcohol on your premises to your members and guests. For the restricted licence, operating hours are limited and you cannot sell packaged liquor.
Applications may be made as an individual person acting as trustee on behalf of an unincorporated club, or as an association. Please note that exemptions may apply for occasional functions, and for organisers of functions on licensed premises. 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:
- be a Society, Club, Institution or other body comprised of people associated by a common interest
- demonstrate the club has been well managed for a period of at least 12 months
- have an up to date membership list available for inspection
- 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
- submit the required forms
- pay any required fees.
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.
Normal club: $578; Restricted club: $285. For the initial application, the licence fee is charged at a pro-rata rate.
Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
Liquor Control Act 1988 (Western Australia)
Liquor Control Regulations 1989 (Western Australia)
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