On-site Residential Property Manager - Individual's Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to act as an on-site residential property manager and provide services such as giving possession of residential premises under a lease, licence or other contract, or carry on business as an agent for collecting bonds, deposits, rents, fees or other charges. You may also wish to look at the Real Estate entry.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 old or over;
  • Be considered fit and proper for the purposes of the licence;
  • Not be a disqualified person;
  • Have successfully completed all required qualifications, including specified units of competency and modules; and
  • Pay any required fees.

An on-site residential property manager's licence is subject to the condition that the licensee must not carry on business as an on-site residential property manager in respect of premises unless the licensee's principal place of residence is situated at those premises, and the person owns that principal place of residence.

Further information can be found on the application form and in the Property, Stock and Business Agents (Qualifications) Order 2009. Alternatively, please consult the Contact Officer or view their website.


One year.


Expires one year from the date of issue.


RenewRenewal$376.00Renewal of licence.
Renewal$449.00Restoration of licence.
GeneralDuplicate Certificate$46.00

Other resources



Your application must include evidence of your qualifications and ownership of your proposed principal place of residence situated at the premises to be managed. Acceptable evidence is a copy of the certificate of title or contract for sale of land.

Approval time

Please allow up to six weeks for the processing of your application.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Act(s) name

Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Property, Stock and Business Agents Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Officer, Property Licensing
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5104
New South Wales 2124


02 9619 8799


13 32 20

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