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New Broome takeaway liquor restrictions

Jun 11, 2024
The Director of Liquor Licensing (DLL) Ms Lanie Chopping has determined to apply takeaway liquor sale restrictions and mandatory recording requirements for licensed premises in the Kimberley town of Broome.
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New Derby takeaway liquor restrictions

Jun 11, 2024
The Director of Liquor Licensing (DLL) Ms Lanie Chopping has determined to apply takeaway liquor sale restrictions and mandatory recording requirements for licensed premises in the Kimberley town of Derby.
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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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Mingullatharndo (Five Mile) goes dry to reduce alcohol-related harm

Nov 10, 2023
Mingullatharndo (Five Mile) in the Pilbara has become the latest liquor restricted community in Western Australia in response to concerns raised by local leaders and as part of the State Government’s ongoing action to reduce alcohol-related harm.
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New regulations to stamp out sly grogging in Carnarvon

Aug 14, 2023
New regulations have come into effect to stamp out sly grogging in Carnarvon, giving WA Police the power to immediately dispose of illegal alcohol when they stop and search a vehicle.
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Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice 2021 has expired

Nov 4, 2022
On health advice, Western Australia’s State of Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic ended at 12.01am, the morning of Friday 4 November 2022. As a result, the Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice expired at this time.
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State Government moves to stamp out sly grogging in the Kimberley

Sep 16, 2021
WA Police will have the discretion to seize and dispose of illegal alcohol on the spot under new regulations to stamp out sly grogging in regional and remote communities.
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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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Trial of Banned Drinkers Register in the Pilbara begins today

Dec 1, 2020
The State Government's Banned Drinkers Register trial in the Pilbara region has begun today.
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Pilbara banned drinkers register trial to launch in December

Aug 24, 2020
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.
Page reviewed 23 August 2023