Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to carry on a business as a motor vehicle repairer and undertake any of the following work for reward on a motor vehicle, motor vehicle part or motor vehicle system:

  • Examining or assessing condition or performance improvement;
  • Diagnosing and detecting of faults;
  • Overhauling;
  • Dismantling and assembling;
  • Servicing and maintenance;
  • Replacing and adjusting of objects for performance improvement;
  • Painting and treatment;
  • Modifying, altering, installing or fitting work; or
  • Giving advice on any of the work mentioned above.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Not be a disqualified person, this applies for all partners in a partnership and directors of a corporation;
  • Comply with other requirements the licence is subject to;
  • Completed the required application form; and
  • Pay the relevant fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


This licence is issued for a period up to 3 years.



Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Approval time

Up to 60 days.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Act(s) name

Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Repair Industry) Act 2010 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601


02 62073000




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