Learn about liquor licensing and how to apply for a Section 39 Certificate, required under Section 39 of the Liquor Control Act 1988


A certificate issued by a Local Government under section 39 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 confirms that the premises, or proposed premises, complies with all the relevant requirements under the Health Act 1911, the Food Act 2008, any written law relating to the sewerage or drainage of that premises under the Local Government Act 1995, and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960.

Local governments are able to condition Section 39 certificates if a premise has outstanding work to be completed, or withhold the certificate until the premises has been made to comply. Local governments may also impose conditions requiring that music must not be amplified over a specified level.

Details of Application

To obtain a Section 39 Certificate the applicant must submit the following information to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River:
 • A detailed site plan demonstrating the location of premises to be licensed.
 • A detailed internal layout plan of the premises, demonstrating the area of the premises to which the liquor licence will apply.
• Completed Department of Racing, Gaming Liquor forms (Liquor Control Act 1988 Certificate of Local Health Authority – Section 39 application form available from www.rgl.wa.gov.au).
• Refer to Environmental health fees and charges for Section 39 Certificate fees.

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