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Online lodgements for permanent liquor licences

Online lodgements of permanent liquor licence applications and extended trading permits is now available.

Applicants can complete liquor licence applications online without the need to download, print and complete multiple documents.

Online lodgement automatically creates a record of an application assisting processing time. Applicants can track the progress of their application online, pay outstanding fees and check their payment history.


Lawful liquor and gambling activities are provided for the social and economic benefit of Western Australians.

The department is responsible for regulating and maintaining the integrity of lawful racing, gambling and liquor activities for Western Australians to participate in.

Liquor news

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Gaming and Wagering Legislation Amendment Act 2018

On 1 February 2019 the Gaming and Wagering Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (Act) was proclaimed. Among other things, the Act has amended the definition of a foreign lottery in the Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 (GWC Act). Please refer to the new Standard Lottery Policy that will provide guidance and clarity to potential applicants for standard lottery permits.

Minimising harm key driver for latest Pilbara wide liquor restrictions

A number of restrictions to further minimise alcohol related harm in the Pilbara region will come into effect from 31 March 2019 following a decision by the Director of Liquor Licensing.

More information on the Pilbara wide liquor restrictions.

Gazette Notice to Authorise Extended Trading Hours on Long Weekends and Christmas 2019 for Liquor Stores (Non Metropolitan Area)

The gazette notice provides authorisation for liquor stores outside of the metro area to trade between 10 am and 10 pm on the following dates without lodging an application for an extended trading permit. (Please note that the premises listed in the gazette notice are exempt and must lodge an application to be considered on its merits).

  • 27 January 2019
  • 3 March 2019
  • 21 April 2019
  • 2 June 2019
  • 29 September 2019
  • 15, 22 and 29 December 2019.​

Liquor Control Amendment Act amendments

Summary of amendments to the Liquor Control Amendment Act

More applications go online

People applying for one-off Extended Trading Permits and Addition/Variation approval can now do so online.

RSA Training for Crowd Controllers

From 1 July 2018 all licensed crowd controllers working on licensed premises will be required to have Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training. The RSA course can be completed online and a list of registered training organisations is available online.

For further information, please view the Director’s Policy on Mandatory Training. The current RSA course code is SITHFAB002, however if you have competed an RSA course previously, page three of the policy lists the old RSA courses that are still considered acceptable by the licensing authority.

Licensees may wish to incorporate this information into their training registers, to ensure all crowd controllers working on the premises have undertaken the training. However, this is not a mandatory requirement.

Online lodgement guides

The department is working towards having all applications for various licences, permits, approvals etc available online.

Currently, a number of applications can be accessed online, with the remainder to be added in due course.

To help our customers lodge their application, we have developed:

Racing, gaming and liquor FAQs

To help our customers and stakeholders access the relevant information for the services they require, the department has drafted a number of FAQs and responses relating to all three areas of our portfolio.

To find information on the service you require, click on the relevant link below:

As a licensee or approved manager, are you sure you are compliant with the liquor laws in WA?

Attend "Compliance with the liquor laws in WA" seminar Register here.

Are you applying or want to know how to have your say about an application?

Liquor seminar

Come to our seminar to find out how. Free seminars are run each month at the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor. Read more.

Does your non-profit organisation or sporting body wish to raise money through gaming?

Gaming seminar

Then attend one of our free "Community Gaming" Seminars. Read more.

A guide for licensees and staff


Fact sheets available

These fact sheets are designed as quick-reference tools which allow members of the public to get a "snap-shot" of some of the more common topics dealt with under the various Acts.

Last updated: 07/08/2019 09:51:45 AM

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