Home Occupation Approval - Western Australia

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to conduct a business from home. Home occupation approvals exist to allow certain small volume trades or occupations to be practised in a residential environment while enabling the local council to maintain sufficient controls to ensure that minimal disturbance and nuisance are created.

Home occupation must take place on land or in a dwelling that you own. You must also:

  • not employ a person who is not a family member or occupier of that land or dwelling
  • not occupy more than 20 square metres
  • not have a sign greater than 0.2 square metres
  • not involve retail sale, display or hire goods
  • not use essential services, such as water or power, to an extent greater than normal.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

The restrictions and eligibility to operate a home-based business may vary considerably. Examples of common restrictions enforced by the council include, but are not limited to:

  • car parking
  • storage of goods
  • number of employees and the relationships between employees
  • neighbourhood amenity
  • workspace floor area.

These requirements will vary depending on the type of home occupation is sought.

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

Duration

1 year

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $222.00
Apply Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $73.00

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Home Occupation Approval - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

Contact details

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

Principal Planner, Planning Services

Operating address: 49 Collins St
Donnybrook
WA 6239
Mailing address: PO BOX 94
Donnybrook, Western Australia 6239
Phone: 08 9780 4207
Email: bobw@donnybrook.wa.gov.au