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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $95.00 -
Apply Licence All - Stallholder's licence fee: $60 per day, or $200 per week.
Apply Licence All -

Street trader's licence fee: $200 per week, $400 per month, or $900 per annum for space up to 10 square metres. Space above 10 square metres is $150 per metre.

Transfer Transfer All $60.00 -

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 WA

Local law(s) name

Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 1999

Administering agency

Town of Cottesloe

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer, Administration Desk

Town of Cottesloe

Operating address: 109 Broome Street
Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011
Mailing address: PO BOX 606
Cottesloe, Western Australia 6911
Phone: 08 9285 5000
Fax: 08 9285 5001
Email: council@cottesloe.wa.gov.au
Website: Town of Cottesloe (Opens in new window)