About Us

Welcome to the Liquor Stores Association of WA (LSAWA)

“The Association’s purpose is to represent the interests of packaged liquor store retailers in Western Australia by encouraging and promoting a responsible, sustainable and diverse packaged liquor industry”

The Liquor Stores Association of Western Australia (LSAWA) is the not-for-profit peak body that represents the interests of all independent licensed liquor stores in Western Australia. Liquor stores are the dominant sector of the liquor trade, with more than 65 per cent of package liquor retail sales made through liquor stores. Established in 1952, LSAWA has a proud history of standing up for the best interests of its members, providing them with a strong voice to government and the community.

In the past 18 months, LSAWA has made a conscious decision to move away from respresenting chain liquor stores controlled by corporate giants and instead be a true, representative voice for independent liquor stores which are run by WA families. In this way, our members are assured we are working hard their best interests, not those of big corporations.

LSAWA is recognised by the State and Federal Government and its agencies as the elected representative of packaged liquor retailers in Western Australia. In this capacity LSAWA makes submissions and representations to the Government and its agencies on all issues that affect liquor stores.

As well as representation to governments and media, LSAWA members have access, to professional advice and assistance through arrangements with affiliates and corporate partners. As a result members are able to access expert advice on legal issues, accounting, business planning, marketing and promotion, and industrial relations.

Key to this is LSAWA’s close association with the Master Grocer’s Association, Australia’s premier employer organisation for independent businesses, with its expertise in workplace agreements, dismissals, health and safety, workers compensation, human resources, recruitment, management and contracts.

LSAWA’s strength lies in its membership. The more members we have the more we can achieve with a unified voice.

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