Discover which business licences, permits or registrations you need

The Business Licence Finder identifies which licences, permits and registrations you need for your business, plus any codes you may be required to comply with.

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
Page reviewed 15 November 2017