Liquor Store Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to sell and supply packaged liquor on and from your premises to any person.

Licence holders may be authorised to provide free tasting of liquor to persons for:

  • consumption on a part of your premises
  • consumption off your premises.

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 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).


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 $3788.50

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.