Identifying people who are banned from purchasing takeaway alcohol and stopping their purchase.
The BDR aims to reduce alcohol-related harm and ill-health to individuals and communities impacted by excessive alcohol consumption by restricting access to takeaway alcohol.
A trial of the BDR is underway in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Goldfields, Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction. Anyone who purchases takeaway alcohol in these regions are required to present photo ID.
The Banned Drinkers Register does not replace current liquor restrictions in place at various locations throughout the State.
Consultation on the proposed legislative amendments closed on 7 November 2022. Majority of respondents were highly supportive of the proposed options to enhance the BDR.
On 2 March 2023, the Minister for Racing and Gaming announced that the State Government will introduce new legislation to strengthen the effectiveness of the Banned Drinkers Register. In addition to establishing the program in legislation, other enhancements
It is expected that the new legislation will be in place around August-September 2023.
Telephone (weekdays) 61 8 6551 4859
People listed on the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) are prohibited from purchasing takeaway alcohol because they have either voluntarily elected to be on the BDR, or they are subject to a current Prohibition Order or Barring Notice.
Voluntary applications require a person to provide their name, image of their photographic identification (for example drivers licence), date of birth, address and contact phone number to the department by emailing BDR@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
People are automatically removed from the BDR once their prohibition order or barring notice expires.
People voluntarily on the BDR can apply to be removed, which takes about 2 working days.
Requests to remove a voluntary placement on the BDR require a person to provide their name, photograph, date of birth, address and contact phone number to the department by emailing BDR@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
The TAMS monitors the amount and type of alcohol purchased by any person in a day to ensure that they do not purchase above limits imposed by restrictions. The TAMS is only used in conjunction with existing restrictions and operates in a similar manner to the BDR with a requirement for identification to be scanned. If the TAMS is in operation, retail staff are required to record the amount and type of alcohol purchased. Licensed premises are linked by the system which stops people shopping around to buy more than they are permitted.
The BDR uses software technology to compare details from a scanned photo ID with details on the BDR. The equipment communication is securely encrypted with customer information managed in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
If a person is on the BDR, retail staff are alerted and cannot complete the sale.
The BDR has no impact on any existing liquor restrictions that may be in place — it only prohibits the purchase of takeaway liquor for people who are on the BDR. However, in areas where the TAMS is in operation, takeaway liquor purchases are restricted to the limits imposed by liquor restrictions.
The BDR is intended to be an additional mechanism to help reduce alcohol-related harm in the community.
People wishing to purchase takeaway liquor must produce an approved and scannable form of ID where the BDR is in place.
Current approved forms of identification are:
Full list of approved forms of ID
If you do not have approved identification, you will not be able to purchase takeaway liquor. There are no exemptions to the requirement to produce identification.
You can apply for identification in person at a Regional Department of Transport (DOT) centre or agent, where you will need to supply a combination of five (5) original identity documents to verify your full name, date of birth and current residential
Contact a Department of Transport Licensing Centre for a full list of suitable identity documents or for further information on how to apply for photo ID.
If you are registered with the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) they may be able to assist you with obtaining identification.
The department operates a seven day a week helpline to resolve issues as they arise.
The BDR is in full effect in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Goldfields, Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction.
You can contact the department with any questions about the BDR by email or phone on:
Email BDR@dlgsc.wa.gov.auTelephone (weekdays) 61 8 6551 4859
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The Alcohol and Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use. You can call any day at any time. Contact
with the Alcohol and Drug Support Line is one-to-one with a professional counsellor.
The counsellor who answers your call can:
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Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service provides individuals and families with free and confidential access to a comprehensive range of alcohol and drugs services from four locations throughout the Pilbara. Outreach to smaller communities
happens on a regular basis. Contact offices between 8:30am to 4:30pm to check if your community is visited.
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Unit 4, 412 Gregory (enter via Pembroke Street) Street, Broome WA 6725Telephone 61 8 9192 6400Email CHMRreception@cyrenianhouse.com
CHMR is a partnership between Cyrenian House and Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation which delivers alcohol and other drug treatment and prevention services to parts of the West Kimberley region. Our service provides individuals and their families with improved access to alcohol and other drug services on an outreach basis, servicing the communities north of Broome along the Dampier Peninsula and also south to Bidyadanga.
The CHMR team combine their knowledge and resources to bring together local knowledge, Aboriginal ways of working and clinical expertise to deliver treatment services that provide improved health outcomes for Aboriginal People.
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