The Liquor Stores Association of Western Australia (LSA WA) will hold its 28th annual Liquor Industry Awards on 13 October at the Hyatt Regency in Perth, and tickets are selling fast.

This year’s event will kick off what is commonly known as the mecca of the WA liquor industry and is being held in a new venue, which is going to have a different vibe and feel to previous years.

The 2023 awards will also include a brand-new award for Employee of the Year, which will replace the Young Retailer of the Year award. The idea is to make this award more inclusive and provide the opportunity for any employee of a liquor store to be recognised for their hard work and commitment to the industry.

Peter Peck, CEO, LSA WA, said it’s been so pleasing to see how many nominations have been rolling in for the new Employee of the Year award. He said the most important aspect of the evening is to celebrate people from within the industry, and this new award category provides the opportunity to shine a spotlight on those liquor retail employees who are not just excelling in their roles but are also making an impact within their local communities.

“The Liquor Industry Awards are a great time for us all to come together, share stories, meet up with old friends, make new friends, and recognise the people within our industry who have gone above and beyond, and earned the respect of their peers,” he says.

“We recognise individuals and groups who have a social conscience and knuckle down to make sure that we are part of a cohesive community.

“It’s not just about recognising the work that people are doing in-store, but also celebrating the good that they do within their communities – because these are the acts that very rarely is front page news.

“Ninety-nine per cent of the time, our members are a part of the communities in which they operate and are always there to support local community clubs or local fundraising appeals, and this deserves to be celebrated.”

Sponsored by Lion, the LSA WA Liquor Industry Awards provide an opportunity to recognise the state’s best retailers, sales representatives, and suppliers.

It is also a forum for industry members to connect with significant members of parliament, with the Minister for Racing and Gaming, Reece Whitby, having already confirmed his attendance.

Tickets are selling fast, so to ensure you don’t miss out, contact Natalie today on 9321 5022 or email

LSA WA Liquor Industry Awards

Where: Hyatt Regency

When: 13 October

Time: 6:45pm – 1am

Deborah Jackson

Deb joined Intermedia in 2015 as Editor of National Liquor News and Deputy Editor of The Shout. Since then, she has also worked as the Editor of Beer & Brewer and the New Zealand title, World of Wine....

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