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Graphic with the words, "You're in a Protected Entertainment Precinct" and a background of out of focus lights at night

The State Government's introduction of Protected Entertainment Precincts will help families as well as revellers enjoy a safe night out in Perth/Northbridge, Fremantle, Scarborough, Hillarys and Mandurah.

From Saturday, police will be able to issue a short-term exclusion order of up to 6 months for anti-social, violent or threatening behaviour in these areas. Those who breach the order face up to 2 years behind bars and a $12,000 fine.

Anyone convicted of violent or sexual offences, including drink-spiking, within the precincts will be subject to a mandatory 5-year ban. The penalties for breaching a mandatory exclusion period are up to 5 years jail and a $12,000 fine. Juveniles would be banned for up to 2 years.

Protected Entertainment Precincts are named in honour of Giuseppe 'Pep' Raco, the victim of an unprovoked one-punch attack in Northbridge in July 2020. The State Government worked closely with the Raco family and consulted a range of stakeholders to develop the legislation.

Those subject to exclusion orders or mandatory exclusion under the Liquor Control Amendment (Protected Entertainment Precincts) Act 2022 will be able to enter precincts for essential reasons such as work, residential, education, health and other approved purposes.

Protected Entertainment Precincts


Page reviewed 27 February 2023