Second-hand Vehicle Dealer's Licence - Company - South Australia

Service summary

Companies in the business of selling second-hand vehicles must hold a licence under the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A company is entitled to be licensed as a dealer if:

  • it is not suspended or disqualified from practising or carrying on a trade, occupation or business in Australia;
  • it is not under official management, in receivership or in the process of being wound up;
  • each director is not suspended or disqualified from carrying on an occupation, trade or business in Australia;
  • each director has not been, in the last five years, a director of a company wound up for the benefit of creditors when the company was being so wound up or within the period of six months preceding the commencement of the winding up;
  • each director has not been convicted of an indictable offence of dishonesty or, in the last ten years preceding the application, has not been convicted of a summary offence of dishonesty; and
  • each director is a fit and proper person.

The company must engage a natural person to manage and supervise its affairs who is also a licensed dealer.




2017/2018 fees:
$274 application fee
$633 annual licence fee.

Cash, EFTPOS, Cheques, Money Order & Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard accepted only).

Additional information

Licence applications can be completed online at

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services
Licensing and Registrations

Act(s) name

Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995 (South Australia)

Contact details

Occupational Licensing and Registration (Real Estate, Commercial and Other Licences)

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays)

Operating address:
Level 3, Chesser House
91-97 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001





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