Liquor Store Licence - Western Australia


You will need 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.

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:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • 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.

If your liquor store is 400m2 or greater, it must not be within 5km (metropolitan) or 12km (regional) of another liquor store that is 400m2 or greater.

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 Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.


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

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Fee Schedule for Liquor Activities (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Act 1988 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Control Regulations 1989 Western Australia

Additional information

You may be able to provide free samples on your premises or on the premises of another licensee. Please contact the Contact Officer for more information.

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:


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 8349
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Toll Free: 1800 634 541 Freecall for WA country callers only.
Phone: 08 6551 4888
Fax: 08 9325 1041
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)