Welcome to Australian Hostels Association, WA

Closure taking effect midday Monday 23 March

On Sunday 22 March the National Cabinet met and the Prime Minister has made a number of announcements.

The following information is our best advice at this point in time but details are fluid and subject to change.

The Prime Minister announced that as of midday Monday 23 March 2020, any attendance on-premise at hotels, pubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, cafes and any other hospitality venues will be prohibited.

The Prime Minister's statement can be read by clicking here.

The only exemptions will be for accommodation hotels and limited to them providing food and beverage for in-house guests only.

For those licensed premises with a license that allows for takeaway alcohol, restricted arrangements will come into effect tomorrow. Details of these restrictions have not yet been announced.

Take away and home delivery of food is still allowed.

In plain terms, ALL licensed indoor and outdoor areas are to be closed as of midday, Monday 23 March 2020. This has been confirmed by both the Prime Minster and the WA Premier.

We are working closely with Tourism, Racing and Gaming Minister Paul Papalia on the restrictions that will apply for takeaway and drive through facilities and will provide advice as soon as it becomes available.

We understand that this has radical implications for your businesses. Primary focus needs to be on the issues surrounding your workforce.

Click here to view the AHA's COVID-19 Resource Centre.


The Australian Hotels Association (WA) is one of the most respected industry associations in Australia. Founded in 1892, the AHA represents the hotel and hospitality industry and advocates to government, delivers valuable marketing opportunities to suppliers, provides quality training such as responsible service of alcohol (RSA) and Management of Licensed Premises (MLP 1 Approved Manager),  and provides valuable advice.

The AHA(WA) achieves success through communication and advocacy to specific target areas throughout Australia . This includes:

  • Members of Parliament and Government agencies
  • Media and Community Groups
  • Hospitality and Tourism Industry Suppliers and Service Providers


AHA(WA) RSA Course - Need an RSA certificate?

Find out more about our Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) courses.AHA RSA Course


Complete your RSA Training & get your Official AHA RSA ID Card  


  AHA RSA WA Card   Find out more information here      




AHA(WA) Services include:

Training - RSA - Approved Manager Course

We provide a range of courses for the responsible service of alcohol (RSA) and you can get RSA certificate by training online or attending an RSA Course in a classroom environment. Some of the courses we provide include:


  • Management of Licensed Premises (MLP1) / Approved Managers Course
  • Online RSA training (Responsible Service of Alcohol Training)
  • Classroom RSA course (Responsible Service of Alcohol Training)
  • Hospitality practical training courses


Government Relations


  • Lobbying of Federal, State and Local Governments
  • Communicating to Government agencies
  • Working with industry and community organisations
  • Promoting industry through media engagement 


Workplace Relations


  • Wages and Hospitality Award interpretation
  • Recruitment and Termination advice for businesses
  • Occupational Health & Safety Advice


For a full list of benefits of membership click here

Signature Events


  • Accommodation Hotel Industry Gala Ball
  • Hotel and Hospitality Awards for Excellence
  • Hospitality Expo - WA's largest Annual Conference and Expo
  • Steak Sandwich Competition




Australian Hotels Association (WA)

P 08 9321 7701

F 08 9321 7730

E exec@ahawa.asn.au 

38 Parliament Place
West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 660
West Perth WA 6872

Training Enquiries

08 9321 7701

E admin@ahawa.asn.au

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