Business registration and licensing

Licences and permits to run your business including business registration.

Advertised liquor licence applications

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is responsible for determining applications and other matters relating to liquor licensing.

Apply for a builders’ registration

Under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011, only a registered building practitioner or contractor can perform particular building work.

Apply for a charity licence

Organisations that raise funds in Western Australia, as defined by section 6 of the Charitable Collections Act 1946, are required to be licensed.

Apply for a gas licence

A gasfitting licence is required under the Gas Standards Act 1972 for any person working on a consumer gas installation in Western Australia.

Apply for a plumbers' licence

Only suitably qualified people who hold plumbers licences granted by the Plumbers Licensing Board are legally permitted to carry out plumbing work in Western Australia.

Apply for a real estate licence

Individuals or companies wishing to operate as real estate or business agents are required under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 to be licensed.

Apply for an electrical licence

An electrical licence is required under the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 for any persons conducting electrical work in Western Australia.

Apply for an employment agent licence

All individuals, partnerships or bodies corporate that carry on business as employment agents must be licensed under the Employment Agents Act 1976.

Apply for owner-builder approval

Owner-builders are required, under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011, to apply for approval from the Building Services Board.

Find a licensed charity

The licensed charities register provides an alphabetical listing of all charitable organisations licensed in Western Australia under the Charitable Collections Act 1946.

Find a service provider licence

Search for a licensed car repairer, real estate agent, settlement agent, land valuer, car dealer, employment agent or debt collector.

Liquor licence applications

A step-by-step guide of liquor licensing including preparing, lodging and processing of liquor licence applications.

Liquor restrictions

Some restrictions apply to help address harm caused due to the use of liquor.

Operating a charity

Types of charitable collections, licences required and a list of licensed charities in Western Australia.

Racing, gaming and liquor

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries receives, processes and determines applications in accordance with the legislation.

Register as a lobbyist

Maintaining public confidence in the transparency, integrity and honesty of dealings between lobbyists and government representatives.

Register as a painter

A painter is required to be registered, under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011, to carry out painting work valued over $1,000.