Hotel and Tavern Liquor Licences - Western Australia

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to sell and supply alcohol in a hotel or tavern.

Hotel licence holders need to provide accommodation at their premises. Unrestricted and restricted hotel licences are available. Both licences allow liquor to be sold and supplied for consumption on and off the premises, but a restricted licence limits the sale and supply of liquor to be consumed off the premises to hotel lodgers and only in quantities reasonably consumed on that day.

Tavern licence holders do not need to provide accommodation. Unrestricted and restricted tavern licences are available. Both allow liquor to be sold and supplied for consumption on the premises, but a restricted licence does not allow liquor to be sold and supplied for consumption off the premises.

Service type

Licence

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 at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • ensure that each person interested in the application or in the business or the profits or proceeds of the business is a fit and proper person
  • ensure your business 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 suitable planning and health certifications for your premises
  • demonstrate that your licence is in the public interest.

Additionally, your proposed premises must:

  • have a retail section less than 400 square metres
  • not be located within 5km (in a metropolitan area) or 12km (in a regional area) of an existing packaged liquor store (hotel, tavern, liquor store and certain special facility licensed premises) with a retail section greater than 400 square metres.

If you intend to apply as a body corporate, each person who occupies a position of authority must be a fit and proper person.

If you intend to apply as an unincorporated body of persons who will not be joint licence holders, the body must:

  • have a common interest of political, literary, sporting, social or other lawful nature and that the supply of liquor is incidental to associating
  • appoint a trustee (who must be a fit and proper person).

Duration

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Further fees may apply. Please see the attached fee resource.

Apply Application All $3620.50

Fees for 2021-22

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Racing, Gaming and Liquor Portal (Opens in new window)

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Western Australia
Operating address: Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: PO BOX 8349
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 6551 4888
Phone: 1800 634 541 Freecall for WA country callers only.
Fax: 08 9325 1041
Email: rgl@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)