Special Retail Shop Certificate - Western Australia


You will require this Certificate if you operate a special retail shop and intend to open beyond the normal shopping hours. This Certificate allows you to trade between 6am and 11.30pm every day of the year. Special retail shops are shops considered necessary for convenience or emergency or offer weekend recreational goods, and include:

  • newsagencies and bookshops
  • pharmacies
  • garden nurseries
  • hardware and home improvement shops
  • video shops
  • art and craft shops
  • souvenir and duty free shops
  • shops at sports venues
  • boating shops
  • motor vehicle spare parts shops
  • shops at international standard hotels.

You will not require any approval to trade outside normal trading hours if your business is either:

  • 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.

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 operator of a shop which fits the definition of a special retail shop
  • submit the required form.

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




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Act(s) name

Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 WA

Regulation(s) name

Retail Trading Hours Regulations 1988 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

Contact details

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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
Email: consumer@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Consumer Protection (Opens in new window)