WA eases liquor rules for tour operators

New liquor control regulations announced by the Western Australian government will allow accredited tour operators  to supply liquor on their tours.

 

From September 13, tour operators who gain accreditation can provide self-serve beer and wine to guests at a barbecue dinner or serve alcohol with a meal while touring an attraction.

To become an accredited tour operator, business owners have to complete training with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program run by the Tourism Council of WA.

Under the new regulations, an agreement between the director of Liquor Licensing and the Tourism Council of WA will ensure tour providers continue to operate to a standard with the responsible service of alcohol.

Other conditions include the alcohol must only be secondary to the purpose of the tour and must not be provided at an additional cost.

Tourism and Racing and Gaming minister Paul Papalia said the new regulations reflect Western Australia's move toward a responsible drinking culture.

"This is one amendment in a suite of changes to come that will bring WA's liquor laws in line with current policy and allow tourists to responsibly enjoy liquor.”

WA eases liquor rules for tour operators

New liquor control regulations announced by the Western Australian government will allow accredited tour operators  to supply liquor on their tours.

 

From September 13, tour operators who gain accreditation can provide self-serve beer and wine to guests at a barbecue dinner or serve alcohol with a meal while touring an attraction.

To become an accredited tour operator, business owners have to complete training with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program run by the Tourism Council of WA.

Under the new regulations, an agreement between the director of Liquor Licensing and the Tourism Council of WA will ensure tour providers continue to operate to a standard with the responsible service of alcohol.

Other conditions include the alcohol must only be secondary to the purpose of the tour and must not be provided at an additional cost.

Tourism and Racing and Gaming minister Paul Papalia said the new regulations reflect Western Australia's move toward a responsible drinking culture.

"This is one amendment in a suite of changes to come that will bring WA's liquor laws in line with current policy and allow tourists to responsibly enjoy liquor.”