Temporary Limits For Takeaway Alcohol Due To COVID-19

Temporary Limits For Takeaway Alcohol Due To COVID-19

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Victor P Taffa

Temporary Changes To Takeaway Alcohol

  • Temporary limits for takeaway alcohol to assist with COVID-19 response
  • Ensuring our hospitals are well resourced to manage increased pressure
  • Minimising alcohol-related problems during periods of social distancing
  • Restrictions will be reviewed after two weeks

State Government, in consultation with the Western Australia Commissioner of Police, has introduced temporary restrictions on takeaway alcohol across the State, to ensure Western Australia is well prepared to respond to COVID-19 and minimise alcohol-related problems in the community.

“These are extraordinary times, and every Western Australian needs to play their part, in the best interests of the State.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“These restrictions are not intended to stop people from having a responsible drink. They are relatively minor, sensible measures that will help ensure our State is in a strong position to respond to COVID-19.”

Restrictions will be implemented for a minimum two-week period, and will then be reviewed.

Under the changes, takeaway alcohol will be limited to the following amounts, per customer, each day:

  • 1 carton of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits; or
  • 3 bottles of wine; or
  • 1 litre of spirits; or
  • 1 litre of fortified wine; or
  • A combination of any 2 of the above (but not a combination of 2 of the same product).

Existing takeaway restrictions in particular communities will remain in place.

New restrictions come into effect immediately from 10 am today (March 25). They will be introduced for a two-week period, and will be extended or altered at any time if necessary.