Special Edition No.5
The Hospitality Messenger is very conscious of WA’s liquor, hospitality, event and tourism industries being hit hard by the current COVID-19 situation and is committed to providing as much support as possible.
The Hospitality Messenger has received many questions around the new temporary occasional licence introduced last week by the Director of Liquor Licensing which permits take-away liquor sales for licensees not usually permitted to sell packaged liquor. Here are some of those questions and the answers:
Q: What licence types are eligible to apply for a temporary occasional take-away licence?
A: Restaurant, small bar, tavern restricted, hotel restricted, club restricted (members only) and special facility caterer licences.
Q: How much liquor can be sold/supplied under the new licence?
A: 1 bottle of wine and 1x6 pack of beer, cider or premixed spirits (or combination of) per order.
Q: When can packaged liquor be sold under this licence?
A: Only between midday and midnight.
Q: Does the liquor have to be sold with a meal?
A: Yes, a meal that is part of the same order. The liquor is to be ancillary to the meal.
Q: How do I apply for one of these licences?
Q: How much will it cost and how long will it take to be approved?
A: There is no application fee. If approved, you will be notified soon after lodging – probably the same day. An occasional licence will then be issued.
Q: How long will the licence last?
A: Up to six months. Maybe only one month initially and then an extension may be needed.
Q: Do I have to worry about the actual delivery part?
A: Yes. Ensure compliance with responsible service of the liquor including checking for valid ID of the recipient. Secondary supply laws can apply.
If you have further queries about the new temporary occasional licence please contact us. Or call the licensing authority’s hotline on 6551 4904 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees already paid will be refunded. For more information see here.
Changes have been made to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 in an effort to assist businesses dealing with the impact of COVID-19.
These changes were effective from 24 March 2020, expire in three months and result in the following changes:
Employers need to consult with their employees and the UWU, if they are members, over the introduction of any of the above changes.
If you have any questions about the changes and how they may affect your business, please contact us.
Could you benefit from a financial health check or stress test of cash flow forecasts? Do you have questions around business solvency? Lavan has had a long relationship with firm, McGrathNicol, which has expertise on these and related issues. Click here for a summary of McGrathNicol’s services and contacts that are especially relevant for the hospitality industry now.
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Contractual issues – click here
Employment – click here
Stimulus packages – click here
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