As a minimum, most businesses will need to apply for an Australian Business number, register a business name, or apply for a permit to play music in their business. However there may be other licences that are unique to a particular business activity or location, and may include disposal of trade waste, storing and preparing food, or running a business from home.
Penalties may apply if you operate without them. Using the licence finder will enable you to download a personalised report covering:
- a summary of local, Western Australian and Australian government requirements relating to your business
- information about licence fees, how to apply, application forms and renewals
- where to go for further help and information