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Longer trading hours for fans to enjoy football championship

May 15, 2024
Applications are now open for pubs and bars in Western Australian to stay open longer and serve liquor while showing televised matches of the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024 Championship.
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“Show Cause” notice issued to Broome and Derby liquor licensees restrictions

Jan 8, 2024
On 8 January 2024, the Director of Liquor Licensing (DLL) issued ‘show-cause’ notices to licensees in respect of 37 licensed premises in the Kimberley towns of Broome and Derby outlining proposed liquor sales restrictions under Section 64 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act). Separate notices proposed different restrictions for the two towns.
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New legislation aims to provide safer entertainment precincts

Sep 28, 2022
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

Sep 15, 2022
Licensees are advised that the permitted trading hours on Thursday 22 September 2022 will be the same as any other Thursday.
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Goldfields third WA region to trial Banned Drinkers Register

Dec 16, 2021
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register will begin rolling out across the northern Goldfields this week, following trials in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
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Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 — Kimberley region

May 11, 2021
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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Banned Drinkers Register to be trialled in the Kimberley

Jan 6, 2021
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.

RGL Alert — Covid-19 responses

Apr 20, 2020
In the interest of public health and safety, the State Government has developed measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New support for small businesses during liquor restrictions

Mar 27, 2020
Six-month occasional liquor licenses to allow for sale of liquor with takeaway meals. Liquor restrictions adjusted for cellar door sales. Hotline and email set up for licensees with queries about packaged liquor.
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