Public Trading Permits

A public trading permit is required to undertake any activity that includes the selling or hiring of, or the offering for sale or hire of goods or services on City land. Examples where a Trading Permit is required include fundraising, collections, petitioning, stall holders and electronic personal transporters.

To apply for a trading permit, please click here. Registered Charitable and Not-for Profit organisations are exempt from the fee, provided the application is in the name of the Charitable or Not-for Profit organisation. 

*Please note, all Trading Permit applications may be subject to internal and external assessment.  Generally, applications that directly compete with local businesses are not supported.

General conditions common to all activities:

  • A HARD COPY of the permit must in the possession of the approved person(s) at all times and DISPLAYED on-site for inspection during the operations otherwise individual Fines will apply. Electronic/Mobile phones or similar images are not acceptable.
  • Organisers will be required to pay for any damages arising from any activity.
  • A copy of your public liability insurance certificate is to be attached to the application. Note, companies and registered persons/organisations require Public Liability insurance to the minimum value of $10 million.

Application Requirements:

Only when all relevant documentation is received will the application be assessed.

Completed application must be received with minimum full business days prior to the activity as follows:

Activity Days
Fundraising, Collections, Petitioning 5
Fitness Groups 5
Stall Holders 5
Electric Personal Transporters 10

Electric Personal Transporters (ETP’s) Conditions:

  • Tour Supervisors are required to abide by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984. For more information on safe working practices visit the Department of Commerce website
  • You do not have exclusive use of an area or route. Should the City approve another event in the area, it may take priority over the space. Applicants will be advised if arrangements will need to be made for alternative locations.
  • Should the applicant or any of their representatives not comply with the above conditions or the directions of a Council Officer, an infringement may be issued or if appropriate, the City reserves the right to revoke the permit, at its discretion.
  • Permits will be limited to a 12 month period initially, however may be revised subject to the number of applications received.
  • Please include details of the site office if it is located within the City of Perth.
  • Attach a plan of the proposed route with this application.
  • It should be noted that some shared paths are under the control of Main Roads and a separate approval may be required from them.
  • Maximum of 10 participants per session.
  • Maximum vehicle size allowed is 48cm long x 63cm wide.
  • All equipment is to be maintained to safe operating standard. All participants must wear high visibility vests and protective helmets.
  • Tour supervisor must wear a high visibility vest, clearly identifying the tour company name.
  • Tour Operators must ensure that their operations and ETP’s comply with provisions of the Road Traffic Code 2000 Part 15 Division 2.

Fundraising, Collections and Petitioning:
​The City will only approve an application for a permit subject to the number of application received.


  • In accordance with Department of Commerce guidelines, Street Collections by a Charitable or Not-for-Profit organization will be limited to one permit per annum.
  • The applicant is to submit with this application, a copy of:
    - Passport or Australian driver’s license for all personnel.
    - Charitable Collection Act authorisation from WA Department of Commerce.

Fitness Groups on Reserves or Parks:
You only require a permit to operate on City of Perth’s Reserves and Parks if the number of people is more than 15 per session. If the number of people per session is less than 15, you are required to contact the City as Terms & Conditions for use of the Reserves and Parks still apply.

Permits for Reserves and Parks will only be issued from 7.00am to 7.00pm (Monday to Saturday). 

Permits will be limited to a three to six month period initially, however may be revised subject to the number of applications received.


  • Personal Trainers are required to abide by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984. For more information on safe working practices visit the Department of Commerce website
  • Equipment is not to be erected on the verge or footpath.  No equipment is to be hung or otherwise attached to any structures, signs or trees, or staked into the ground.
  • Personal equipment is not to be left on the verge or footpath while training. Equipment not permitted includes shade structures, tents, signs, banners, audio systems, lights or generators.
  • All permits are issued subject to availability.
  • Private property, including fences are not to be used for resistance training or warm up.
  • The applicant is responsible; for the cleanliness of the site, otherwise a litter infringement may be issued.

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