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Business licensing reform inquiry

Analena Gilhome (general 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

The ERA has 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.

Interested parties are invited to:

  1. Lodge a submission to the consultation paper(s) using the form on our website
  2. Provide views by responding to the questions asked here

The initial consultation period closes at 4:00pm (WST) Tuesday, 3 April 2018.

Details of hearings and workshops will be provided once the initial consultation period has closed. Interested parties can request a meeting with the ERA at any time.


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