Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron has approved amendments to the Liquor Control Regulations 1989 regarding the sale of liquor as part of a gift hamper.
“Under the regulations, gift hampers are exempt from the Liquor Control Act 1988. However, the State Government was recently alerted to the fact that some hampers were being marketed and sold that did not conform to the intent of the regulations,” Mr Waldron said.
“Because the intention of the regulations is to provide an exemption to florists and other businesses that sell genuine gift hampers which include liquor, food, flowers and other gifts, extra parameters have now been added to the regulations to maintain the integrity of the exemption.”
The Minister said as well as the former provisos limiting the amount of liquor to two litres and the need for it to be purchased from a hotel or liquor store, the following criteria have been introduced:
gift must be packaged and presented in such a manner that any person receiving it would assume it to be a genuine gift
business of the vendor is promoted and marketed as a genuine gift service
gift is delivered between 7am and 7pm
person to whom the gift is delivered is at least 18 years of age
value of the liquor and its container is not more than 50 per cent of the total sale price of the supplied items.
Mr Waldron said the changes brought Western Australian regulations into line with those that existed in New South Wales and Victoria.
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