Trading in Public Places Licence or Permit - Western Australia

Description

You will require a licence or a permit if you intend to trade goods or services in a public places. Public places include any properties owned by the Council, as well as any place that the public have a right of access, such as streets, thoroughfares, and parks.

There are three types of public trading activities, which are defined below:

  • Street trader - offering goods (for sale or hire) or services in a public place
  • Stallholder - displaying goods (for sale or hire) or offering services from a movable or temporary structure, stand or table
  • Hawker - going from place to place, whether or not they are public places, and offering goods (for sale or hire) or services.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

The Council may exempt charity organisations from holding a licence or permit, or from paying the required fees.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to as a street trader or a stallholder, you must specify the:

  • location from which you want to trade
  • number of assistants
  • time period during which trading will occur
  • type of goods for sale
  • name and address of permit holder and all assistants.

If you intend to sell conduct public trading as a hawker you are required to be certified by two Justices of the Peace that you are of good character and a fit person to trade as a hawker.

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

Duration

One year unless otherwise stated.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Licence All

Stallholder's licence fee: $115 per day of intended trading.

Fees for other activities may vary, please consult the contact officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Stall Holder Application Template - DOCX (Opens in new window)
Apply All Trading in Public Places Licence or Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 WA

Local law(s) name

Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2011

Administering agency

City of Greater Geraldton

Contact details

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

Enquiries

City of Greater Geraldton

Operating address: 63 Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530
Mailing address: PO BOX 101
Geraldton PO, Western Australia 6531
Phone: 08 9956 6600
Fax: 08 9956 6674
Email: council@cgg.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Greater Geraldton (Opens in new window)