Liquor licences are issued by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Liquor Licensing Directorate). The Department usually will ask for comment from both the City of Vincent and WA Police on new liquor applications, changes to existing liquor licences or if an occasional liquor licence is applied for. 

Section 39 Certificates

For the the granting or removal of a licence, the altering or redefinition of a venue, an application for an alfresco area or applications for 'liquor without a meal' permits, the Department will request the applicant submit a Certificate of Local Government Authority under section 39 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (commonly referred to as a section 39 certificate). This assesses compliance with the :

  • Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911
  • Food Act 2008
  • Building Act 2011
  • Local Government Act 1995
  • or any written law applying to the sewerage or drainage of those premises.

An application for a section 39 certificate can be downloaded below:

Section 39 certificate application     

Your application will be allocated to an Environmental Health Officer and Building Surveyor for assessment. An inspection of the premises will be required to assess health compliance. Please note that the premises fit-out must be completed in full for an inspection to be undertaken.  

All requirements must be satisfied before a section 39 certificate can be issued.

Section 40 Certificates

The Department may also request a section 40 certificate be submitted to determine compliance with any planning laws and schemes. 

To download the application form please visit the following webpage, and select the planning application forms drop down:

Planning legislation, checklists & information sheets

For more information on liquor licensing, please visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries webpage:

Liquor Licencing Directorate