Local Government

Dealing with issues at a local government level

Local Government bodies are City or Shire Councils.

Local Government Development Application (DA) approval is usually the first stage in the approval of a liquor outlet – whether it be a bottle shop, bar or hotel. Within each council there is usually a planning department that oversees the Development Application decision-making process.

Different councils have different DA notification and consideration processes.  Local Governments also have powers to help prevent and minimise alcohol-related harms.

Read the Fact Sheet about the role of councils in alcohol regulation.

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