Business Approvals

All you need to know about gaining the right approvals for your business in the City of Wanneroo.

Navigating the approvals process can be complex for a new business. Depending on your location and the type of business you’re operating, you may require a range of approvals, permits or licenses from the City of Wanneroo to get started.

Use the City of Wanneroo Business Self-Assessment Tool to help you understand what approvals your business will need and how to obtain them.

Self-Assessment Tool

Self Assessment Tool


Information on planning approvals, application timeframes and fees.



How to obtain your building permit before commencing works.



Understanding which health approvals you’ll need to operate your business.

Looking for information specific to your business type?

Find answers to some of the most common queries on doing business in Wanneroo below:


Beer Pour

Liquor Licensing

Home Office

Home Business

Food Preparation

Food Business

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Al fresco dining

Outdoor Dining

Food Truck

Food Trucks

Busking & Street Entertainment

Talk to us first

Understanding licences, permits and approvals for your business can be daunting – especially if you are just starting out or planning a significant expansion or change to your business.

To help get you on the right track, we recommend booking a pre-application meeting with the City of Wanneroo to discuss your business.

The team is available to answer your questions and help you navigate the approvals process efficiently to get your business started.