You will require this certificate if you intend to operate a small retail business beyond normal shopping hours. This certificate will authorise you to trade 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Your shop is a small retail shop if:
- It is owned by up to six people who are actively involved in running the shop;
- It is owned by people who operate no more than four retail shops in total;
- No more than 25 people work in the shop at any one time (people employed as apprentices are not included in maximum permitted staffing numbers);
- It does not sell motor vehicles; and
- It is not a petrol station.
You will not require this certificate to trade outside normal trading hours if your business is:
- Located north of the 26th parallel;
- A restaurant or cafe;
- A take-away food shop;
- A veterinary clinic;
- A transport terminal or station where public passenger transport services are running;
- Part of a show held by an incorporated agricultural or horticultural society; or
- Part of a bazaar or fair the proceeds of which are intended for religious, charitable or public purposes.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this certificate you must:
- Be the owners of the shop;
- Ensure that your shop is a small retail shop; and
- Submit the required form.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
No fees are required.
Department of Commerce
Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 (Western Australia)
Retail Trading Hours Regulations 1988 (Western Australia)
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