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Liquor Control Act 1988 – Sale Restrictions on Packaged Liquor Across Western Australia

Liquor Control Act 1988 – Sale Restrictions on Packaged Liquor Across Western Australia

A notice under section 31 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 in the Government Gazette which imposes restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor across Western Australia.

The restrictions support measures already taken by the government in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 10:00 am today, every packaged liquor outlet will be subject to a condition that the licence does not authorise the sale of packaged liquor in excess of the following quantities per customer per day:

(i)   11.25 litres (one carton) of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits; or

(ii)   2.25 litres (3 bottles) of wine; or

(iii)  1 litre of spirits; or

(iv)  1 litre of fortified wine; or

(v)   a combination of any two of (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) above but not a combination of two of the same product.

These conditions will apply to hotel, hotel restricted, tavern, liquor store, producers, club, wholesaler (where the sale of liquor is to the general public) and special facility licences.

It is important to note that these restrictions are in addition to any other licence conditions and if there is a conflict or inconsistency between a condition imposed by the notice and any other condition, the more onerous condition prevails.  This is particularly relevant in areas where section 64 liquor restrictions apply.

Penalties apply for any licensee that breaches this condition.

Please note that the quantity of liquor specified in 5(a)(i) of the section 31 notice can be made up of a combination of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits up to a maximum volume of 11.25 litres.  It does not have to be a full carton of any one product.

Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2020