New Liquor Restrictions for WA Retailers

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The State Government has confirmed NEW liquor restrictions come into effect today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These changes have been brought about following the Government’s move to declare a State of Emergency.

As a result, these new measures, which will be the first in the nation, will apply to all liquor stores throughout Western Australia but will still enable WA small businesses to continue to trade.

Under the new restrictions from 10 am today every packaged liquor outlet will be subjected to the following quantities for sale per customer per day:

  1. 11.25 litres (one carton) of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits; or
  2. 2.25 litres (3 bottles) of wine; or
  3. 1 litre of spirits; or
  4. 1 litre of fortified wine; or
  5. a combination of any two of (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) above but not a combination of two of the same product.

*Failure to comply with these conditions may result in penalties*

The Liquor Stores Association strongly recommends that retailers ensure appropriate staffing levels are applied and that all relevant notices are in full view upon entry and at the point of sale, notifying customers of the changes.

The Association also reminds its members to practise safe hygiene practices and where appropriate to display signage urging customers to exit the store if they display any cold and/or flu symptoms.

A reminder to our members also that the Association has set a fresh page on its website with access on the latest information in relation to COVID-19 and the Federal Government’s support package for small businesses.

These are unprecedented times and the LSAWA is relentless in its efforts to ensure independent retailers are front and centre in the minds of government amid the changing global landscape.

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