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  • Temporary limits for takeaway alcohol to assist with COVID-19 response
  • Ensuring our hospitals are well resourced to manage increased pressure
  • Minimising alcohol-related problems during periods of social distancing
  • Restrictions will be reviewed after two weeks  

The restrictions will be implemented for a minimum two-week period, and will then be reviewed.

Purchases made by customers outside of Western Australia and by liquor merchants (licensees in WA and in other states and territories) are not limited by the quantities above.

Existing takeaway restrictions in particular communities will remain in place.

The new restrictions come into effect from 27 March 2020.

Under the changes, takeaway alcohol purchased by the general public from a hotel, tavern, liquor store, club (members only), wholesaler or special facility licence will be limited to the following amounts, per customer, per day:

  • 11.25 litres of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits (eg. one carton or a combination of each kind of liquor up to 11.25 litres); or
  • 2.25 litres of wine (eg. 3 bottles); or
  • 1 litre of spirits; or
  • 1 litre of fortified wine; or
  • a combination of any two of the above but not a combination of two of the same product.

Takeaway alcohol purchased by the general public from a producer are limited to the following quantities per customer:

  • 11.25 litres of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits per day (eg. one carton); or
  • 9 litres of wine per week (eg. 12 bottles); or
  • 1 litre of spirits per day; or
  • 1 litre of fortified wine per day; or
  • a combination of any two of the above but not a combination of two of the same product.

For more information see the Western Australian Government Gazette Notice No. 47 - Liquor Control Act 1988 – Liquor Control (Section 31) Notice (No 2) 2020 on the packaged liquor restrictions.  

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Page reviewed 30 July 2019