Approval of Liquor Manager - Licensed Premises - Western Australia


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 note alcohol bans apply in some community areas. 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $184.00 -
Renew Renewal All -

5 Years: $166 (lodged at Australia Post) or $130 (lodged online).

Vary Variation All -

Upgrade from Restricted to Unrestricted Approval: $61 (in person); $16 (online).

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Act 1988 WA

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Control Regulations 1989 WA

Application process


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

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

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
Phone: 08 6551 4888
Fax: 08 9325 1041
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)