Home Occupation Approval - Shire of Mount Magnet - Western Australia


You will require this approval if you intend to conduct a business from home. Home occupation approvals exist to allow certain small volume trades or occupations to be practised in a residential environment while enabling the local council to maintain sufficient controls to ensure that minimal disturbance and nuisance are created.

Home occupation must take place on land or in a dwelling that you own. You must also not:

  • employ a person who is not a family member or occupier of that land or dwelling
  • occupy more than 20 square metres
  • have a sign greater than 0.2 square metres
  • involve retail sale, display or hire goods unless the sale, display or hire is done only by means of the Internet
  • require more car parks than normally needed for a residential dwelling or increase the volume of traffic in the neighbourhood
  • use essential services, such as water or power, to an extent greater than normal.

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

The restrictions and eligibility to operate a home-based business may vary considerably. Examples of common restrictions enforced by the council include, but are not limited to:

  • car parking
  • storage of goods
  • number of employees and the relationships between employees
  • neighbourhood amenity
  • workspace floor area.

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


As indicated on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $222.00
Renew Renewal All $73.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Home Occupation Approval - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Planning and Development Act 2005 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Local Planning Scheme 2

Administering agency

Shire of Mount Magnet

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Mount Magnet

Operating address: 90 Hepburn Street
Mount Magnet, Western Australia 6638
Mailing address: PO BOX 62
Mount Magnet, Western Australia 6638
Phone: 08 9963 3000
Fax: 08 9963 4133
Email: shire@mtmagnet.wa.gov.au
Website: Shire of Mount Magnet (Opens in new window)