Trading in Public Places Licence or Permit - Western Australia


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


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


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.


One year unless otherwise stated.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $97.00 -
Apply Application All $143.00 Temporary food vendor permit
Apply Licence All $239.00 Annual food vendor permit

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Food Stall Guidelines - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 WA

Local law(s) name

Public Trading Local Law 2005

Administering agency

City of Perth

Contact details

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

General Enquiries

City of Perth

Operating address: 27 St George's Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX C120
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 08 9461 3333
Fax: 08 9461 3083
Website: City of Perth (Opens in new window)