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Liquor Licences (Section 39 and 40 Certificates)

If your business includes the sale or consumption of alcohol, you will require a liquor licence which is issued by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries under the Liquor Control Act 1988.

How do I obtain a Liquor Licence?

Business owners should first contact the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries directly to determine what approvals are required.

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Phone: (08) 6551 4888
Website: dlgsc.wa.gov.au/racing-gaming-and-liquor

You may then need to contact the City to obtain a section 39 and/or section 40 certificate to support your application.

 

What is a Section 39 or Section 40 certificate?

To support your Liquor Licence application, you may be asked to provide a Section 39 and/or Section 40 certificate which is issued by the City.

A Section 39 Certificate is issued by our Health Services team and states the premise or the proposed premise complies with the Health Act 1911 and the Food Act 1995.

A Section 40 Certificate is issued by our Planning Services team and states that the proposed use of the premises is consistent with the current planning approval affecting the property.

 

How do I apply for a Section 39 certificate?

You will need to complete a Liquor Licence Application (Section 39) which will be assessed by our Health Services team.

For your application to be processed you will need to provide the following:

Our online form is the best way to apply for your certificate. Simply click the link below to get started.

Apply Online

Alternatively, you can lodge your application in person at the City or via mail.

Top tip: To speed up the process and ensure that the City has sufficient time to process your application, please lodge your application promptly and provide all relevant application forms, fees and supporting documentation at time of lodgement. Our online form is the quickest way to get your application to us.

 

How do I apply for a Section 40 certificate?

You will need to complete a Liquor Licence Application (Section 40) which will be assessed by our Health Services team.

For your application to be processed you will need to provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • application fee for Section 40 Certificate (Refer to Planning Fee Schedule)
  • detailed site plan (to scale) clearly identifying the proposed liquor area intended for use
  • detailed internal floor plan, highlighting the specific area/s where the liquor licence will apply (eg. main hall, dining room etc).

Our online form is the best way to apply for your certificate. Simply click the link below to get started.

Apply Online

Alternatively, you can lodge your application in person at the City or via mail.

Top tip: To speed up the process and ensure that the City has sufficient time to process your application, please lodge your application promptly and provide all relevant application forms, fees and supporting documentation at time of lodgement. Our online form is the quickest way to get your application to us.