Certificate special retail shop application

This publication is for: 
ConsumerPermit authorityLicence holders
Special retail shops are considered necessary for emergency, convenience or recreation goods.


Special retail shop application for certificate

If you want to trade as a special retail shop you must apply for a certificate. Qualified applications will be processed promptly and free of charge.

What is a special retail shop

Special retail shops include:

  • pharmacies
  • garden nurseries
  • hardware and home improvement shops
  • newsagencies and bookshops
  • video shops
  • art and craft shops
  • souvenir and duty free shops
  • shops at sports venues
  • boating shops
  • motor vehicle spare parts shops and
  • shops at international standard hotels

What goods can be sold in a special retail shop

The list of the goods able to be sold are prescribed in the regulations

Special retail shop trading hours

6.00 am – 11:30 pm every day of the year

How to apply for a special retail shop certificate 

Complete the special retail shop application for certificate form and return the form to Automotive Marine & Trading Hours Branch

Lodging the application 

You may lodge your application by:


Fax: (08) 6251 2818

By post:

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Automotive Marine & Trading Hours Branch
Locked Bag 14

Consumer Protection
Form – application
Last updated 09 Mar 2018

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