Change of ownership

Notice of ownership of licensed premises.

A Change of Ownership occurs when a new entity (individual, partnership or company) acquires the freehold ownership of the premises upon which a liquor license has been issued.

Section 103 of the Act places an obligation on the owner to inform the Director of their particulars within 7 days of acquiring ownership of a licensing premises. The downloadable form below is provided for this purpose.  No fee is payable.

If you are purchasing an existing liquor licensed business and the premises together use the transfer of liquor licence application form.

The act also requires the owner to update the Director within 7 days if their contact details change.  Revised details can be provided in writing or by email to the contacts as provided in the submitting your application on this page.


Submitting your application

Ensure all required documentation is attached to your application.

In person

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000

By email

Ensure all documentation is attached to your email.

By post

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

PO Box 8349
Perth Business Centre
WA 6849


This information is designed to provide authoritative information regarding the subject matter covered, and with the understanding that the Director is not passing legal opinion or interpretation or other professional advice. The information is provided on the understanding that all persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its contents.

Page reviewed 22 April 2021