Canford Hospitality Consultants are liquor licence application specialists. We are a Hospitality Consultancy firm that services food & beverage projects of all sizes throughout Perth and Western Australia. 


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Liquor Licence Applications

20 years’ hospitality consultants experience with liquor licence applications in WA
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Project Design Brief

We crystallise and develop your hospitality plans to inform the architectural design
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Hospitality Feasibility Studies

Specialist market research and viability testing for your hospitality project
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Project Value Engineering

We work to identify construction costs and savings without impacting the final result
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Hospitality Project Management

We ensure your project is delivered on time and on budget
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Food and Beverage Planning

Space planning for front and back of house, compliance issues and design ergonomics

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About Phil and Canford

Phil Cockman is the founder and owner of Canford Hospitality Consultants. His experience in hospitality, food and beverage and liquor licensing within Western Australia spans two decades. During this time, Canford has made a name for itself as a trusted brand within the world of liquor licensing.

Prior to this, Phil worked in major hotels and accommodation properties in Switzerland, England and Scotland. Further, he has worked for more than a decade in South East Asia. This portion of his career included the Food and Beverage Manager position with the prestigious Singapore Cricket Club. As a result, Phil’s travels and work experience have placed him in good stead to continue leading Canford forward. 

His time in Perth has seen Canford consult to clients all over metropolitan and regional areas.  He has worked for the Margaret River Wine Region and within the heart of Perth’s CBD. Moreover, he has worked all the way up to the North West shelf, Kalgoorlie and beyond.

Because of Canfords scope and ability to work with clients big and small, local or regional, we are able to provide unique perspective. This is a big advantage when it comes to consultation on any and all projects brought to us.

Phil’s experience that he brings to the company is invaluable.  No operation or idea is out of reach. He is always looking to provide assistance, guidance and consultation to all  businesses on their journey.

In short, Canford Hospitality Consultants exists because of Phil’s passion for food and beverage. This industry has been his profession for a long while, and he has been a guiding hand for many success stories. So, for any and all enquiries, please get in touch, and allow us to help you on your hospitality journey.

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Liquor Licensing

A large part of what Canford does, is liquor licence applications. It is what started our business back in 2006.

We are the preferred choice for those in the Hospitality Industry in WA.

We assist clients with restaurant, small bar, tavern, hotel, nightclub, special facility and liquor store licences.  This includes transfers & removals of licences, and all extended trading permit variations.

Below is a scrolling list of clients and the liquor licensing work we have done for them.

Client Projects

This is a brief history of clients and venues we’ve worked with in the past. They range from small, boutique cafes, to large scale food and beverage precincts. 

If you would like to read about our work with other clients, please click the ‘Client Projects’ tab above.

Fish Boss Inglewood

Fish Boss’ second venue on Beaufort Street – click through to read about the trading conditions work we undertook.

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Zero Latency

Zero Latency’s first WA based Virtual Reality gaming space, right in the heart of Northbridge, now has a small bar licence.

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Belmont Hub - 8 Yolks

The state of the art Belmont Hub gets it’s hospitality operator.

The Belmont Hub

Beach St Co.

Serving up Gourmet Pizza and craft beer – Beach Street has it’s newest bar & restaurant.

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Our blog posts aim to cover all relevant topics to the hospitality industry, from liquor licence applications to COVID-19. We look to give our opinion and open advice on the state of WA’s food and beverage scene. For more articles, please click the ‘Blogs’ tab at the top of the page.

Hospitality Staff Shortage

A COVID trend, or a long-term problem?


Locality vs Business Model

Is one more important to consider than the other for your liquor licence application?


Objecting to a Liquor Licence Application

Who can do it, and why.


Fringe Festival 2021

Get down to Fringe World, ASAP.

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Contact us

08 6278 2788