Commercial Hire Site (CHS) Business Opportunities

Man and woman paddle boarding in Geographe Bay

There are 13 sites available, current Commercial Hire Sites available include:

1. Busselton Sea Rescue Car Park A

2. Busselton Sea Rescue Car Park B

3. Busselton Foreshore Beach – West of Equinox –NA

4. Busselton Foreshore Beach – East of Surf Club Jetty

5. King Street Car Park (Yacht Club)

6. Abbey Beach Boat Ramp

7. Dunsborough Foreshore Centennial Park A  NA

8. Dunsborough Foreshore Centennial Park B

9. Old Dunsborough Boat Ramp

10. Meelup Beach Car Park  NA

11. Bunker Bay Beach NA

12. Yallingup

13. Smiths Beach Car Park


  • The City of Busselton is a tourism destination and a gateway to the Margaret River Region so its important to allow for niche, tourist oriented products and services. Public areas such as beachside parks and foreshores are assets of natural beauty. Entrepreneurs are regularly putting forward new and different business ideas to operate on public land in areas with high volumes of tourist/recreational activity.
  • All proposed trading in public places requires the assessment and approval of the City of Busselton prior to operation. In assessing proposals the City has regard to public safety and access, appropriateness of the activity with the location and nearby uses, to ensure there is minimal conflict with the permanent retail and service base operating in the commercial centres of Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup and Vasse.
  • To support the realisation of these commercial opportunities, the City has developed a Commercial Use of City Land and Facilities Policy. The Policy aims to promote the use of popular locations for temporary businesses that will complement existing businesses and help activate frequently visited locations. Commercial Hire Site (CHS) means a location in a public place where a business of a non-permanent nature is permitted to operate and are subject to minimum core and extended trading periods
  • The City recognises that many outdoor leisure and active tourism activities operate on a seasonal basis. As part of the CHS Permit conditions, operators are expected to operate during the core trading period, being mid-December to the Easter period. It is also expected that operators will operate as much as possible during the shoulder season either side of these dates, being early-October to mid-December and mid-February to late April. In addition to this, operators are also encouraged to operate during school holidays, public holiday weekends and during regional and special events, as approved by the City.

For information regarding these Commercial Hire Sites please contact the City’s Economic Development Team 08 9781 0444 or email


Commercial Hire Site Location Map.pdf

EoI Commercial Hire Sites June 2020.pdf

Policy: Commercial Use of City Land and Facilities