Trading in Public Places

Why approval is required

The Shire’s Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2017, provides for the management of a variety of traders wishing to conduct trade in a public place within the Shire of Harvey.

“Trading” includes selling, hiring, soliciting, displaying or offering goods or services.

Types of public trading activities may include:

  • Fitness groups 
  • Mobile Traders/ Food trucks
  • Fundraising, collections, petitioning
  • Pedestrian barriers  (outside of business premises)
  • Retail & Stall holders

Approval Procedure

All Trader Permits applications are to be submitted in writing. Assessment of an application considers the proposed location and impact the activity may have on established businesses close by, the desirability of the proposed activity, locations of trade, site availability, traffic flow and the amenities at the desired location.

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

The following information must be provided in your application:

  • The proposed trading activity type
  • The proposed location/locations you wish to trade
  • The proposed days and times you wish to trade, and
  • Details of the proposed stall/vehicle.
  • A copy of your public liability insurance must also be attached to the application.

Mobile Traders

All Mobile Traders require a Trading Permit.

Mobile Traders are encouraged to locate within the pre-approved locations indicated in Policy 4.3.7 – Trading in Public Places for Food Vendors, however, alternative locations may be considered by the Shire of Harvey

  • Applicant details and details of assistants;
  • Proposed location(s) of trade including site plan(s);
  • Proposed means of vehicular access to the site;
  • Days and hours of trade;
  • Details of goods and services to be traded;
  • Details of any structures, stall or vehicle (s) to be used (photographs to be submitted where possible);
  • Vehicle and trailer licence plate details;
  • Copy of public liability insurance to the value of $20 million;
  • Any other additional information to support the proposal.

The valid permit is required to be displayed and/or produced upon request. Once approval has been granted for either type of permit, a permit fee will be required to be paid prior to the commencement of operations.

More information and contacts

For more information on trading in public places, please contact us.

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