Goldfields liquor restrictions announced

The licensing authority has announced a number of liquor restrictions for licensed venues in the Goldfields that are permitted to sell packaged liquor.

Following a report from WA Police into alcohol-related harm in the region, Director of Liquor Licensing Barry Sargeant wrote to Goldfields licensees asking them to “show cause” why liquor restrictions should not be introduced under section 64 of the Liquor Control Act 1988.

“After considering submissions from licensees and various stakeholders, I determined it was in the public interest to impose a number of restrictive conditions on liquor licenses in the area,” he said.

"I believe this will help minimise the level of alcohol-related harm and ill-health caused to people in the area.”

From Monday to Saturday, packaged liquor cannot be sold before 11am, with the normal closing times of 10pm for liquor stores, and 12 midnight for hotels, taverns and licensed clubs remaining in place.

On Sundays, hotels, taverns and licensed clubs can continue to sell packaged liquor but only from 11am until the normal closing time of 10pm.

Under the Act, non metropolitan liquor stores are not permitted to trade on Sundays.

Additionally, packaged liquor cannot be sold or supplied in the following quantities:

    a) In individual containers of more than two litres of liquor with an alcohol content of six percent or more (for example, wine casks of more than two litres); and

    b) In glass bottles of 750mls or more of beer; and

    c) Fortified wine in containers greater than one litre.

These restrictions will come into effect from October 29, 2012.

Media contact: Gary McHugh 9425 1812

Last updated: 16/03/2015 15:51:20 PM

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