Small Filling Station Certificate - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you operate a small filling station and you intend to sell goods other than fuel, car accessories or certain other essentials outside of general retail shop trading hours. A filling station is a business which sells fuel, and uses any pump or other device to supply fuel (e.g. a petrol bowser). This approval allows you to sell a larger range of non-petroleum goods outside normal shop trading hours.

You will not require this approval to trade outside normal trading hours if your business is located north of the 26th parallel or a transport terminal or station where public passenger transport services are running.

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

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • Be the owners of the business;
  • Ensure that your business is a small filling station; and
  • Submit the required form.

Your business will be a small filling station if:

  • It is owned by no more than six people;
  • The owners are actively involved in running the business;
  • Its owners operate no more than three filling stations; and
  • Not more than 10 people (including the owners) work in the filling station at any one time.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.





No fees are required.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Act(s) name

Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Retail Trading Hours Regulations 1988 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Retail Trading Hours
Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Operating address:
140 Willaim Street
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 6251 1406


08 6251 2818

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