Companies in the business of selling second-hand vehicles must hold a licence under the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
$264 application fee
$609 annual licence fee.
Cash, EFTPOS, Cheques, Money Order & Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard accepted only).
Licence applications can be completed online at https://secure.cbs.sa.gov.au/ELAF/MVD/start_MVD.php
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Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995 (South Australia)
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