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Department Amalgamation

On 1 July 2017, the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor amalgamated with the Departments of Sport and Recreation, Culture and the Arts, and Local Government and Communities to form the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. During the transition phase the Department will continue to operate as usual and you can access our services and information through the existing website –

DRGL Vision

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

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

Other Liquor News

Please click here to read more on other liquor related news

More applications go online

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

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:

  • Lodgement guide – Click here
  • Frequently asked questions relating to online queries – Click here

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: 22/03/2018 12:36:30 PM

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