Is your business impacted by the plastic bag ban?


Over 670 million plastic bags are used in Western Australia every year, with approximately seven million ending up in the environment as litter.

In addition, less than 2 per cent of lightweight plastic bags are recycled with the majority piling up in landfill, potentially lasting thousands of years.

The WA bag ban will affect all retailers that currently use some form of lightweight plastic shopping bag – from grocery stores to fashion boutiques, from convenience stores to fast food outlets, from mine canteens to markets.

The National Retail Association (NRA) has partnered with the Western Australian Government to help retailers navigate the new compliance issues, find alternative bag solutions and manage customer sentiment to ultimately minimise negative impacts on your business.

Advice, resources and workshops for retailers

The WA Bag Ban website provides advice, resources and information on workshops available to assist retailers in transitioning from banned bans. The following workshops for retailers are scheduled within the City of Joondalup:

Greater Perth – North Workshop list

4 September

  • Warwick Grove
  • Carine Glades shopping centre (Duncraig)
  • Glengarry shopping centre (Duncraig)
  • Duncraig shopping centre

3 October

  • Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City
  • Surrounding strip shopping

22 October

  • Belridge Shopping Centre
  • Craigie Plaza
  • Woodvale Boulevard
  • Kingsley Village

2 November

  • Kinross Central
  • Currambine Central
  • Beaumaris shopping centre

More Information

Fore more information on workshops in the City of of Joondalup and the Greater Perth area please visit the NRA website.

For enquiries please contact the NRA.