Changes to the Liquor Control Regulations 1989
From 11 January 2017 the following changes take effect:
- A new category of special facility licence allows for the online sale of WA produced wine. Further information is available in the Director’s policy, Special Facility Licence – Online Wine Sales. Click here for a FAQ sheet.
- The existing exemption for Producers to sell their liquor at farmers’ markets has been expanded. The exemption now applies to farmers’ markets held anywhere in WA, a maximum of 9 litres per customer can be sold and the stall can be operated by individual producers (not just associations).
- The sale of liquor on a cruise ship during the course of an intra-State voyage is exempt from the Act where the following conditions are met:
- the cruise ship must be a vessel that is suitable for deep water cruising and have a minimum capacity of 100 passenger berths; and
- the cruise must be a scheduled deep water voyage that continues over at least one night; and
- liquor can only be supplied to fare paying passengers or crew members who are over the age of 18 years and are not drunk.
- Changes to the information required to be kept in the incident register means that there will be no need to complete a second entry in the incident register required for crowd controllers under the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996. Further information is available in the Director’s policy, Incident Register at Licensed Premises.
- From 1 July 2018 crowd controllers employed on licensed premises will need to successfully complete responsible service of alcohol training.