- Director of Liquor Licensing allows extended Sunday trading for Western Australian bottle shops over the festive season
- Metropolitan liquor stores can open from 8am to 10pm
- Regional liquor stores can open from 10am to 10pm
Racing and Gaming and Small Business Minister Paul Papalia has welcomed a decision by the Director of Liquor Licensing to allow extended Sunday trading for Western Australian liquor stores over the festive season.
The move means business owners will not have to apply for an extended trading permit or pay any fees.
The decision allows metropolitan liquor stores to open from 8am to 10pm on December 10 and 17, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Regional bottle shops can open from 10am to 10pm on those same dates.
The Director of Liquor Licensing's decision will be published in the Government Gazette today.
Comments attributed to Racing and Gaming and Small Business Minister Paul Papalia:
"I'm pleased with the Director's decision to gazette Sunday trading hours for all metro and regional liquor stores over the festive season, particularly as Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve both fall on Sunday this year.
"It gives consumers the flexibility during this busy time of year to purchase their liquor at a convenient time.
"The decision also reduces compliance and costs for many small businesses in this industry, giving them the freedom to trade in line with consumer demand.
"The McGowan Government welcomes the Director's approach as it reflects this Government's policy on balancing the responsible consumption of alcohol with the community's desire to enjoy the festive season with family and friends."
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