Approval of a Person in a Position of Authority (Liquor Licence) - Western Australia

Service summary

This approval is required if you intend to assume a position of authority in a company or other body corporate that holds a liquor licence (other than an occasional liquor licence). You are considered to be in a position of authority if you:

  • Are the director of a body corporate;
  • Control or influence the affairs of the body corporate;
  • Manage the body corporate under a licence;
  • Occupy a position with delegated authority; or
  • Are a shareholder.

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 at least 18 years of age;
  • Not have an undischarged bankruptcy;
  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fees.

The requirements of a fit and proper person in a position of authority include:

  • Creditworthiness;
  • Good character and reputation;
  • No major or relevant convictions in any jurisdiction; and
  • Good conduct in respect to business practices.

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.





Administering agency

Department of 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 Racing, Gaming and Liquor

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

Toll Free:

1800 634 541


08 6551 4888


08 9325 1041

Contact us website:

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