The City of Perth is a strong supporter of the State Government’s 2007 liquor licensing reform, moving quickly to facilitate the development of new small bars.

The City of Perth has actively supported and encouraged the emergence of the Perth small bar scene, which has resulted in the City of Perth having the highest concentration of small bars in Western Australia, with many of these popping up in the city's laneways and hidden spaces.

Small bars are important to the cultural fabric of the city, creating unique and intimate spaces, which act as social meeting places for Perth’s workers and visitors.

If you would like more information on opening a small bar in the City of Perth under the State Government’s legislation, please email the City of Perth - Economic Development Unit at or on +61 8 9461 3198, or visit the Small Bar Association