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Evan Hall says the changes will reduce regulatory costs for businesses, improve tourism product and allow tourism operators to better meet the expectations of visitors. Photo: Grant Currall

Liquor reform to benefit tourism operators

Accredited tourism businesses will be able to provide complimentary alcohol without a liquor licence, following changes to the state’s liquor regulations announced today. 

Under the approved reforms of the Liquor Control Regulations 1989, which come into effect tomorrow, businesses that have completed the Australian Tourism Accreditation program, run by the Tourism Council of WA, will be able to provide complimentary alcohol without a liquor licence.

Accredited tour, accommodation, attraction and retail businesses can now offer hospitality experiences including providing self-serve beer and wine to guests at a barbecue dinner, in a room or safari tent, or creating a dining experience with alcohol while touring an attraction.

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