Producer's Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to sell liquor that you or your company has produced. Production of alcohol includes the processes of growing, fermenting, distilling, brewing and packaging beer, wine or spirits. The types of liquor that can be supplied under a producer's licence are:

  • wine or spirits made from grapes for consumption on the premises, and / or in sealed containers for consumption off the premises
  • spirits not made from grapes, in sealed containers for consumption off the premises
  • beer in sealed containers for consumption off premises.

This licence also allows you to sell liquor other than that you have produced if served ancillary to a meal or for tasting purposes.

Applications for this licence may be made as:

  • an individual person
  • a director representing a company
  • two or more individual persons or companies jointly
  • an association.

Please note that this licence only authorises you to sell and supply liquor on and from your licensed premises and not otherwise. If you intend to sell at another venue (such as at a show, festival, conference, function, wine tasting), then you must lodge an additional application with the licensing authority for a different licence to cover that activity. 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 licence you must:

  • prove that you are or will become a genuine producer of the kind of liquor sought to be authorised under the licence
  • prove that you are or will carry on a genuine business of the sale of the relevant liquor
  • have suitable premises for the purpose
  • 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
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the licence
  • 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.



Other fees may apply, including probity fee for each individual.


For the initial application, the licence fee is charged at a pro-rata rate.


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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