Street Trader's Permit - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to trade in public places. A public place includes any street reserve, parking station or private property to which the public has access.

Trading includes selling or hiring of goods, wares, merchandise or services or offering goods, wares, merchandise, services for sale or hire, in a street or other public place. It also covers displaying goods, wares or merchandise for the purpose of offering them for sale or hire, inviting offers for sale or hire, soliciting orders or carrying out any other transaction.

You may not require this permit if you are operating from a stall licensed by the council, or at a licensed street market.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Charity organisations may be exempt from holding this type of permit.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a trader's licence you must:

  • Include a map of the intended trade route;
  • Provide details of the days and hours you intend to carry out trade;
  • Outline the particular goods, wares, merchandise, products, services or transactions; and
  • Satisfy any requirements concerning advising the licence holder of public risk insurance.


12 months.


ApplyLicence$59.00One day.
Licence$130.00One week or part thereof.
Licence$260.00One month or part thereof.
Licence$2,000.00One year or part thereof.

Administering agency

Town of Port Hedland

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2016

Contact details

General Enquiries
Town of Port Hedland

Operating address:
Civic Centre, McGregor Street
Port Hedland
WA 6721
Mailing address:
Port Hedland, Western Australia 6721


08 9158 9300


08 9158 9399


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