The Camfield is going to be the first WA bar to open on a Great Friday and sell only alcohol.
Australia’s biggest pub was granted a unique occasional liquor license to coincide with Perth’s first AFL Good Friday clash on April 19.
The license means that , unlike any other resort in the State, The Camfield will have the ability to sell alcohol without the necessity that it be purchased with a meal.
Australian Hotels Association (WA) chief executive Bradley Woods considers all venues that are looking to trade as normal on Good Friday should be permitted to do so.
The limitation of serving alcohol just where it is ancillary to a meal is archaic.
Together with other states such as South Australia recently reforming their trading restrictions to permit regular trading on Good Friday, it’s time for WA to do the same.
He said it was “a progressive decision” that would hopefully make it easier for other places to start on Good Friday in future.
As The West Australian reported last month, Optus Stadium secured approval to sell alcohol during the Good Friday clash between the West Coast Eagles and Port Adelaide. The game starts at 6.10pm.
This is the third year an AFL match was played on Good Friday.
But this year there’ll be a double-header, with matches played on opposite sides of the nation. North Melbourne will host Essendon in Marvel Stadium at 1.20pm (WA time).