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Reminder: Good Friday trading

Under the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act), the specified trading hours for Good Friday are treated differently.
Gaming Community Trust Grants up to $50,000

Unclaimed gambling winnings to fund worthy community projects

Western Australian community projects will benefit from sharing in about $600,000 in unclaimed gambling winnings.
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What are you gambling with?

With Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2022 kicking off today, Western Australians are being encouraged to recognise the warning signs of gambling-related harm and seek help.
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New legislation aims to provide safer entertainment precincts

Proposed new legislation will exclude convicted offenders and perpetrators of antisocial behaviour in designated Protected Entertainment Precincts from entering those areas.
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Licensed trading hours for the upcoming day of mourning

Licensees are advised that the permitted trading hours on Thursday 22 September 2022 will be the same as any other Thursday.
WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle

Tourism operators celebrated at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

Tourism business founder Troy Thomas was posthumously awarded the Sir David Brand Medal for Tourism at the 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards last night.
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Improving occupational recognition across the nation

A new national Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) of Occupational Registration scheme will be in place for a limited number of occupations in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July, 2021.
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Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 — Kimberley region

The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 update: post-lockdown transition

LG Alert

Following an announcement by the State Government, post-lockdown measures will come into effect from 12:01am Tuesday 27 April until 12.01am, Saturday morning 1 May.
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Banned Drinkers Register to be trialled in the Kimberley

Media release

The Kimberley is the next Western Australian region set to benefit from the State Government's trial of a nearly $1 million Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) expected to start this May.
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Mandatory contact registers in WA

LG Alert

The State Government has announced that mandatory contact registers at relevant businesses and venues will be introduced from 5 December 2020.
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New exemptions introduced to continue WA’s strong recovery

Media release

On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, the State Government will extend Phase 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap but will now allow exemptions to the 2 square metre rule at selected venues to continue Western Australia's economic recovery and keep WA safe and strong.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 19-25 October

Partnership provides support to problem gamblers

As Responsible Gambling Awareness Week kicks off for another year, Western Australians are reminded that support is available for those experiencing gambling related harm.
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Pilbara banned drinkers register trial to launch in December

Media release

The State Government's trial of a banned drinkers register (BDR) in the Pilbara region will launch on December 1 following the appointment of a Western Australian company to deliver the program.
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Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

Media release

The State Government has announced Phase 3 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, with significant changes coming into effect from Saturday, June 6.


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Page reviewed 10 November 2023