Small Retail Shop Certificate - Western Australia


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
  • it is not a petrol station.

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 shop
  • ensure that your shop is a small retail shop
  • submit the required form.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are required.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All 26th Parallel Information (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Retail Trading Hours Regulations 1988 Western Australia

Additional information

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
  • part of a bazaar or fair the proceeds of which are intended for religious, charitable or public purposes
  • a retail shop located in a short-term market.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

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, Retail Trading Hours

Consumer Protection

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 14
Cloisters Square PO, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 6251 1406
Fax: 08 6251 2818
Website: Consumer Protection (Opens in new window)