What you need to know about Perth’s liquor restrictions.
Liquor restrictions on wine purchased from wineries in WA have been lifted to one case (12 bottles) per person per week.
Comments attributed to Racing and Gaming Minister Paul Papalia:
“We have also consulted with wine producers and adjusted the liquor restrictions so they can supply a 12 bottle case of wine per customer per week from the cellar door.
“It’s important to note that WA’s liquor producers do not have restrictions on the amount they can sell to customers interstate, overseas or to wholesalers both in WA and elsewhere.”
An excellent move to support our local WA wineries!
All other restrictions remain in place as originally published below.
From 10am March 25th, bottleshops in Perth will have restrictions – because this is the world we live in now.
What started as panic buying toilet paper and hand sanitiser spread quickly to flour, rice, pasta and meat.
Then it was the turn of the Bottle-Os. And since we can’t be trusted to take as much as we need, now we can only take restricted amounts of booze at a time.
There’s at least one person who doesn’t need to worry!
So what can we get?
Under the new Perth liquor restrictions, WA outlets are subject to the following max quantities for sale per customer per day:
- ONE carton of beer, cider or pre-mix; or
- THREE bottles of wine; or
- ONE litre of spirits; or
- ONE litre of fortified wine; or
- A combination of any two of the above
(but not a combination of two of the same product)
This currently applies to ALL licensed premises.
We feel for the wine producers, who would generally sell wine in cartons – many of which are doing it hard right now with their cafes and restaurants closed and events cancelled.
Some wineries that are offering delivery to keep money coming in, might not be able to justify delivering 3 bottles of wine.
And these liquor restrictions of course don’t stop determined Perthites going round from Bottle-O to Bottle-O…all the while spreading their germs and exposing themselves to more people.
Don’t risk it!
The restrictions are designed to limit hospital visits due to alcohol consumption, draining our frontline Rona resources, and based on the fact that the more you drink, the less likely you are to adhere to social distancing rules as your inhibitions are lowered.
Mark McGowan said:
“Alcohol-related issues take up an enormous amount of resources in our health system. These are resources we simply cannot afford to spare during the COVID-19 situation.”
“I also don’t want to see a situation where Western Australians move towards buying up large amounts of alcohol during times where they may be staying at home for extended periods, to adhere to social distancing rules.”
We’d recommend staying at home and ordering delivery to support your favourite local brands, and since we have some amazing producers here that are still at work keeping us stocked, let’s try to keep them in business without the panic buying.
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