Buy Local & Retail Trading Hours

Shire of Narrogin Council supports purchasing and procurement from local businesses, where possible. Council's "Buy Local" policy has regard for the creation of local employment opportunities, economic growth within the local area, and the positive impacts of the procurement on local business.

Buy Local Purchasing Policy

The Shire of Narrogin is committed to buying local wherever practical and has adopted a Buy Local policy, entitled, ‘3.2 Purchasing – Regional Price Preference’ . The Council Policy Manual is available in our Document Centre

The policy is applied pursuant to State Laws (the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996) that allows the Shire of Narrogin to positively discriminate (give preference) to local suppliers, subject to certain constraints.

The price preference will apply to suppliers who are based in, and operate from the preference region  ie Shires of Narrogin, Cuballing, Wickepin, Williams and Wagin in relation to all purchasing by the Shire of Narrogin for the supply of goods and services and construction (building) services, unless specifically stated otherwise, providing they are competitive in regard to specification, service, delivery and price.

The following levels of preference are applied to the whole of the contract for all purchasing under this provision –

10% for Goods or services (maximum reduction of $30,000); and

5% for Construction Services (including building and roadworks etc) - (maximum reduction of $50,000).

Narrogin & Districts Business Directory

Businesses are encouraged to provide their details on the Narrogin Chamber of Commerce business directory so that staff of the Shire, as well as other business and residents, are aware of their products and services when opportunities arise.

Trading Hours in Narrogin

Trading Hours for Western Australia are determined by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (

The Shire of Narrogin, after significant community engagement in 2019, successfully received approval for a variation to Retail Trading Hours for certain larger retail shops.

Accordingly approved standard trading hours in Narrogin for larger retail shops now apply as follows:

  • 8.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday 
  • 8.00am to 5.00pm on Saturdays
  • 11.00am to 5pm Sundays and Public Holidays (other than Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.)

Small retail shops

Small retail shops are shops owned by up to six people who operate no more than four retail shops, in which up to 25 people work at any one time (people employed as apprentices are not included in maximum permitted staffing numbers).

Small retail shops may sell any goods other than motor vehicles. Shops in this category can trade 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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