Pursuant to the Liquor Control Act 1988 (WA) the primary and predominant purpose of a restaurant must be the regular supply of meals to customers seated at a dining table (or similar fixed structure). However, restaurants can obtain an extended trading permit to serve liquor without a meal. If the capacity of the premises is less than 120 persons, then the process for obtaining an extended trading permit is relatively

Butts Out from 1 July From 1 July 2016, the new outdoor smoking ban comes into effect across South Australia.  Smoking will be banned in all outdoor dining areas, however, patrons will still be allowed to smoke in outdoor drinking areas, so long as no food is served. Businesses must display signs alerting customers to the ban or face a $1,250 fine, while people caught smoking in the area could