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Business licensing reform inquiry (2017)

Analena Gilhome (general queries)
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Natalie Warnock (media queries)
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The Treasurer has asked the ERA to undertake an inquiry into reform of state government business and occupational licensing.

The ERA has been asked to identify opportunities to improve business licensing arrangements generally, and priority areas for reform. The ERA will also develop an analytical framework and guideline that state government agencies can use to assess whether business licences are needed, well designed, and efficiently administered.

The inquiry began on 30 November 2017 and will finish on 22 February 2019, when the ERA will provide a final report, including recommendations, to the Treasurer.

Initial consultation period

In February 2018, the ERA published a paper providing an overview of the inquiry and consultation process, two consultation papers and a preliminary list of business licenses that are within the scope of the inquiry.

At that time, we also enabled stakeholders to provide responses to questions via an online platform.

Public submissions received in response to the consultation papers and via the online questionnaire are available on our website.


Date Documents
File type
19-Feb-18 Overview of the inquiry and consultation process
Adobe PDF 724 kB
19-Feb-18 Consultation paper 1: Priority areas for reform
Adobe PDF 636 kB
19-Feb-18 Consultation paper 2: Analytical framework and guideline
Adobe PDF 668 kB
19-Feb-18 Preliminary list of business licences
Microsoft Excel 177 kB
30-Nov-17 Terms of Reference
Adobe PDF 497 kB