Liquor Store Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to sell packaged liquor from a bottle shop for off premises consumption. Depending on specific licence conditions you may also be able to supply free tastings on your premises.

This licence authorises trade during specified hours on specified premises. Applications for this licence may be made as:

  • an individual person
  • a director representing a company
  • two or more individual persons or companies jointly
  • an association.

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 the licence you must do each of the following:

  • demonstrate that the application is in the public interest, having regard to the likely health and social impacts on the community and sub-groups within the community
  • demonstrate that the position, nature and standard of the premises are suitable
  • be a fit and proper person
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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.


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 $3567.00

Other fees may apply, including probity fee for each individual.

Apply Licence All $603.00

For the initial application, the licence fee is charged at a pro-rata rate.

Transfer Transfer All $876.00 -

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Liquor Store Application Checklist (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Act 1988 WA

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Control Regulations 1989 WA

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)