Occasional Liquor Licence - Western Australia


You may need a liquor licence if you intend to serve alcohol at an event that cannot be covered by another type of licence. This licence allows you to supply and sell liquor to people attending an event or function. An event or function means a gathering, occasion, including a sporting contest, show, exhibition, trade or other fair or reception. Examples of functions covered include:

  • exhibitions or shows where an entry fee is charged and liquor is offered
  • hire limousine services where alcohol is included
  • offering any service with free champagne.

An occasional liquor licence can be granted to authorise the sale of liquor for a function being held over a few hours or a number of days. Each licence cannot cover a period of more than 21 days between the start of the first function and the end of the last function.

Please note that certain activities may be exempt from the need to obtain this licence. Exemptions may apply to tourism businesses, small charter vehicles, organisers of functions on licensed premises, farmers' markets, complimentary supply of liquor by business, small occasional functions, and live entertainment venues.

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 be a fit and proper person.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Liquor Control Act 1988 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Control Regulations 1989 Western Australia

Lodgement process


Applications must be lodged within the prescribed timeframe. The lodgement timeframe depends upon the size of your proposed event: 14 days for up to 500 people; 30 days for up to 5000 people and 60 days for over 5000 people.

Most applications must be lodged online via the Agency's website. In regional WA, an application can be lodged with the local court where the amount of people expected to attend the event / function will be under 500 people and the duration of the event will be less than 7 days.

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:

Gaming and Wagering Commission

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
Email: rgl@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)