Small Retail Shop Certificate - Western Australia


You will need this certificate if you intend to operate a small retail shop beyond normal shopping hours. This certificate will authorise you to trade 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

A shop is considered 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.

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 own and operate the small retail shop.




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Act(s) name

Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Retail Trading Hours Regulations 1988 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

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