Wholesaler's Liquor Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to sell and supply liquor to liquor merchants.

A licensee of a wholesaler's licence may sell liquor for consumption off the licensed premises to members of the general public as well, but it must be supplied in aggregate quantities of not less than 4 litres at a time and the wholesaler needs to maintain at least 90% of the gross turnover from sales of liquor to liquor merchants or persons otherwise authorised to sell liquor.

Generally, this licence allows you to sell and supply liquor for consumption off premises but may allow you to conduct on premises tastings provided you have the necessary facilities and health and planning approvals.

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
  • ensure 90% of your gross turnover from liquor sales is derived from selling to liquor merchants
  • have the suitable planning and health certifications for your premises.

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).

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must maintain a record of all transactions involving the sale or purchase of liquor. A return of all liquor transactions made during the previous financial year on or before 31 July each year.


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 $971.50

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.