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 Description
Apply Licence All $25 per day of intended trading, $105 per week, $252 per month, or $607 per six months.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Temporary Food Stall Guidelines (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 WA

Local law(s) name

Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2000

Administering agency

Town of Mosman Park

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Town of Mosman Park

Operating address: Cnr Bay View Terrace and Memorial Drive
Mosman Park
WA 6012
Mailing address: PO BOX 3
Mosman Park, Western Australia 6912
Phone: 08 9384 1633
Fax: 08 9384 3694
Website: Town of Mosman Park (Opens in new window)