Real estate salesperson registration - Queensland

Service summary

You must register to work as a salesperson for a real estate agent. You must meet all criteria before we can issue a certificate of registration.

Note: you may only register to work as an employee. A contractor must have a full licence.

Authorised activities

On behalf of a licensed real estate agent you may:

  • buy, sell, exchange or rent houses, businesses, land or any interest in these
  • manage their place of business (except the principal place of business), unless you are registered with conditions
  • negotiate on behalf of a buyer, seller, landlord or exchanging or renting of houses, businesses or land
  • show property to potential buyers
  • inspect and assess property for sale or rent
  • advertise a property for rent or sale (includes setting up signs)
  • open up a property for inspection for sale or rent
  • buy, sell or exchange livestock or an interest in livestock.

You may not:

  • conduct auctions
  • operate trust accounts.

Applicants must be both suitable and eligible in order to obtain a certificate of registration.

Service type


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

Definition of terms

Eligible person (individual)
  1. An individual is eligible for registration as a real estate salesperson only if the individual:
    1. is at least 18 years; and
    2. has the educational and other qualifications for registration.
  2. An individual is taken to satisfy the requirement mentioned in subsection (1)(b) if the chief executive is satisfied the individual:
    1. has a comparable qualification; or
    2. within two years before the day the individual's application for registration was received by the chief executive: has held a registration certificate or licence under this Act; or has held a comparable certificate or licence under PAMDA.
Real estate salesperson
  1. The registration certificate authorises the holder to perform any activity that may be performed by the real estate agent who employs the holder. 
  2. However, the registration certificate does not authorise the holder to perform an activity that the holder is not authorised to perform because of a condition to which the certificate is subject.
Suitable person (individual)

A person is not a suitable person to hold a registration certificate as a real estate salesperson if the person is:

  1. a person who has been convicted, in Queensland or elsewhere, within the preceeding five years, of a serious offence
  2. currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate; or
  3. a person the chief executive decides under Section 12 is not a suitable person to obtain registration as a real estate salesperson.

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person
  • be an eligible person

Note: If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003, you must be authorised to practise an occupation equivalent to the Queensland occupation covered by this licence in a participating State or Territory or in New Zealand.


This will remain in effect for 12 months or 3 years. You will be issued with a renewal notice annually or every 3 years approximately 6 weeks before the expiry date.



Application and licence fee - 1 year


Application and licence issue fee - 3 years


Criminal history check


Submit a Form 3-1: Application for a real estate salesperson registration certificate. Your application must be accompanied by:

  • an application fee
  • a registration issue fee
  • a criminal history check fee
  • a certified copy of either birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport, certificate of Australian Citizenship or drivers licence Proof of identity can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, barrister/solicitor or notary public.
  • a certificate of completion of modules.

Note: Your registration certificate application fee and registration certificate renewal fee are not refundable.

If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003 submit a Form 2: Application for Mutual Recognition of a certificate of registration/occupational licence with a copy of your current interstate licence. For more information see Mutual recognition of occupational licence or certificate of registration.

Transfer details

You cannot transfer this registration.

Additional information

Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability. The criminal history check applies to each person who appears on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Industry Licensing Unit

Act(s) name

Property Occupations Act 2014 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Property Occupations Regulation 2014 (Queensland)

Contact details

Queensland Government Service Centre
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Industry Licensing Unit

Operating address:
Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001


07 3405 0985


13 QGOV (13 74 68)


07 3008 5933


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