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Liquor Restrictions
Responsible agency
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Liquor restrictions are in place in many parts of the State in relation to purchasing, consuming or possessing alcohol. 


Liquor restrictions are implemented as a measure towards minimising alcohol-related harm in Western Australia.  In particular, the Liquor Control Act 1988 provides for the following types of restrictions:

  • Section 64 Restrictions are imposed by the Director of Liquor Licensing, where it is in the public interest. These restrictions: may limit or prohibit the sale of alcohol from licensed premises by imposing conditions on liquor licences; and can be imposed on all licensed premises within a particular area of the State.
  • Section 175 Restrictions are declared by the Governor of Western Australia on the recommendation of the Minister for Racing and Gaming. These restrictions apply to a declared area of the State and may prohibit the bringing in, possession and consumption of liquor in the declared area. Penalties apply to people who contravene the restrictions applicable to a declared area.

To assist in planning your trip in Western Australia, please review information on towns and areas that may be affected by liquor restrictions.  See

For more information contact our office on (08) 9425 1888.

Date updated
05/07/2017 18:33:59