Flyer Distribution

If you are intending on handing out flyers or printed material within the City of Perth, you will be required to submit a Flyer Distribution Application.  Please be aware of the following:

  • If flyers / printed materials are found on the ground it will be classified as littering and the organisation / person distributing may be infringed under the Litter Act.
  • A certificate of currency for public liability insurance must be provided to the city, current at the date of application, as well as each day the distribution takes place.
  • Pedestrian access / egress and access to stores or laneways cannot be blocked at any time during the distribution.
  • All stock must be carried on the person.
  • Staff / volunteers must be continuously roving and must not stop / stand in any one location.
  • Staff / volunteer number must be limited so as not to create a nuisance.
  • No signage, tables, chairs or stock are permitted to be installed.  If this is a requirement, the applicant must hire an event site.
  • If the distribution is associated with an event / display, the person must get approval to hire an event site and obtain an event permit (link to application).
  • If flyer distribution has any other component; an event permit (link to application) must be sought.  This includes, but is not limited to:- Mascot, Signage or Sampling

Please note:
If you are seeking to distribute material on or within private property, you will be required to obtain the consent of the appropriate owner.

Anyone found to be distributing material without a valid permit may receive an infringement and be asked to move.

For further details, please contact Health & Activities Approval team on (08) 9461 1444 or