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Christmas closure

This office will be closed throughout the Christmas-New Year period from 24 December 2018 to 1 January 2019.

Please be aware that processing times for applications lodged around this time may be delayed due to the closure.

Christmas Extended Trading Period for Packaged Liquor

Packaged liquor sales do not require a permit for these dates:

  • 16 December 2018
  • 23 December 2018
  • 30 December 2018

Some licensed premises in restricted areas are excluded and may be subject to special conditions.

Outside metropolitan area

Liquor stores outside the metro area may trade between 10 am and 10 pm on these dates without a permit (except those premises excluded in the gazettal notice).

Metropolitan area

Hotels and liquor stores in the metro area may trade between 8 am and 10 am on these dates without a permit.


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.

Other liquor news

Read more on other liquor related news

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: 14/11/2018 14:50:17 PM

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