Liquor licence: Section 39 and 40 certificates

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is responsible for issuing liquor licences. As part of this process, you maybe asked to provide a Section 39 and Section 40 certificate from the local government. These certificates demonstrate compliance with:

  • Environmental health and building legislation (Section 39)
  • Town planning matters (Section 40)

Lodging an application

You can lodge an application:

Online (preferred) – please refer to the City’s e-application service and select Environmental Health applications or Planning applications.

Or by completing a Section 39 Certificate and/or a Section 40 Certificate and submitting it:

  • In person – visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
  • By post – PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Section 40 application requirements

  • Detailed site plan demonstrating the location of premises to be licensed.
  • Floor plan showing the internal layout of the premises, demonstrating the area of the premises to which the liquor licence will apply.
  • Application fee, in accordance with the Planning Services Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Section 39 application requirements

  • Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges.