Club / Restricted Club Liquor Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you operate a club and intend to sell and supply liquor to members of the club and guests. A club consists of a body or group of persons who join together to further some sporting, social, political, literary or other legitimate aim.

There are two types of licence - general and restricted. Both licences allow you to sell liquor on your premises to your members and guests. However, restricted licenses have two restrictions:

  • limited operating hours
  • packaged liquor cannot be sold.

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:

  • be an incorporated society, club, institution or other body of persons
  • ensure each person who occupies a position of authority in the club is a fit and proper person
  • ensure that the club has been well managed for a period of at least twelve months
  • ensure your club's rules are appropriate for the licence
  • ensure each person interested in your application or business or your profits or proceeds is a fit and proper person
  • ensure your premises will not cause undue offence, annoyance, disturbance or inconvenience to people who live, work or travel through the vicinity of your proposed premises
  • have the relevant planning and health certifications for your premises.

Unincorporated clubs to which schedule 2 of the Act applies or otherwise is of such a size or nature that it is appropriate for the body to be licensed may apply for this licence, subject to the licence being held by a trustee (who must be at least 18 years old and a fit and proper person).


Indefinite subject to retaining the same premises and paying the annual licence fee.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $971.50

You may need to pay additional fees. Please see the attached fee resource. Fees for 2023


Act(s) name

Liquor Control Act 1988 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Control Regulations 1989 Western Australia

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.