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Street trading


nullStreet trading includes selling, hiring or gifting goods or services as well as displaying goods for sale.  Street trading also includes soliciting pledges to provide future donations to charity (“street fundraising”).  

In order to promote a vibrant street life while balancing the interests and needs of residents, businesses and visitors, the City of Subiaco requires all street traders to hold a valid permit.

This page contains information on applying for a permit for local businesses, external traders and fundraisers.

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Street trading for local businesses

Owners of businesses based in the City of Subiaco who wish to display goods on the footpath immediately adjacent to their shop can apply for a local business display permit at no cost.

Local business owners should submit:

  • a completed street trading local business display form (PDF, 183KB) 
  • an accurate plan and description of any stall, table, stand, umbrella or any other structure that will be located in the street trading area
  • a copy of the current public liability insurance policy (minimum of $20,000,000), noting the City of Subiaco for its rights and interests

Street trading for external traders

External traders are applicants who are not proposing to trade adjacent to their existing business, including fundraisers.  Applications should be submitted to the city and must include:

  • completed street trading application form (PDF, 181KB)
  • an accurate plan and description of any stall, table, stand, umbrella or any other structure that will be located in the street trading area
  • a copy of the current public liability insurance policy (minimum of $20,000,000), noting the City of Subiaco for its rights and interests
  • payment of the relevant fees (PDF, 146KB)

Street fundraising

Private companies seeking pledges of future or ongoing donations on behalf of charities require a street trading permit in order to carry out fundraising activities in the City of Subiaco.  Fundraisers should apply for a street trading permit as set out above.  

While the city is supportive of the works of charitable organisations and their need to fundraise, the dates and locations available for street fundraising are limited in order to protect community amenity.  For a list of appropriate areas for fundraising, and information on the city's guidelines for fundraisers, email Health Services.

Charities collecting cash donations (tin shaking) in accordance with a Department of Commerce permit do not require a street trading permit.

For more information on the City of Subiaco's street trading requirements please read the Trading in Public Places Local Law 2014 (PDF, 423KB), or call us on (08) 9237 9254.