Consent to Establish an Offensive Trade and Registration of the Premises - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this consent and registration if you intend to conduct an offensive trade. The following are considered offensive trades:

  • Waste processing operations;
  • Abattoirs and slaughterhouses;
  • Bone mills and bone manure depots;
  • Fat rendering establishments;
  • Fellmongeries and tanneries;
  • Fish curing and canning establishments;
  • Flock factories;
  • Manure works;
  • Piggeries;
  • Storing, drying, or preserving bones, hides, hoofs or skins;
  • Tripe-boiling establishments; and
  • Boiling down meat, bones, blood, or offal.

You will also require this consent and registration if you intend to operate a receiving depot for laundry, dry cleaning or dye works. A laundry means any place where articles are laundered by commercial grade machinery.

A dry-cleaning establishment is a place where clothes or other articles are cleaned by use of solvents without using water, but does not include premises in which perchlorethylene or arklone is used as dry-cleaning fluid in a machine operating on a full cycle and fully enclosed basis.

A dye-works means a place where articles are commercially dyed.

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.

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements will vary depending on your activity. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

City of Swan

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Health (Offensive Trades Fees) Regulations 1976 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Health Local Law 2002

Contact details

Health Officer, Health Services
City of Swan

Operating address:
2 Midland Square
WA 6056
Mailing address:
PO BOX 196
Midland, Western Australia 6056


08 9267 9267


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