New legislation will see improvements to Western Australia’s Banned Drinkers Register in a bid to reduce alcohol-related harm.
This is the fourth region in WA to be included in the trial, and comes as the state government seeks to strengthen BDR legislation.
The improved system will take ID scanning time from 10 seconds to just 1.3 seconds, improving experiences for retailers and customers.
Three WA regions are now part of the BDR trial, with an independent review due soon to measure the scheme’s effectiveness.
The BDR rollout is now complete in the Kimberley, and an app has been unveiled to make the process even more convenient.
An East Pilbara retailer describes how theft has plummeted by at least 90 per cent.
Scantek provides the technology behind WA’s BDR trials as well as ID scanners for hundreds of venues across the country.
The trial will run for two years to test how effective it is in addressing alcohol-related harm.
Two cases already heard this year by the NT Liquor Commission relate to BDR breaches.
The WA State Government has launched a tender for the Pilbara Banned Drinkers Register trial.