Motor Vehicle Salesperson's Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a motor vehicle salesperson. A salesperson is someone who is employed or works on behalf of a dealer to buy or sell motor vehicles. A salesperson's licence is needed if you either:

  • buy or sell vehicles
  • complete sales contract documentation
  • take a customer for a demonstration drive
  • show vehicles to a customer
  • survey or discuss customer needs.

You will not require a salesperson's licence if all you do is either:

  • write up finance contracts
  • sell after-care products
  • arrange insurance
  • record customers' details for the purpose of introducing a customer to a licensed salesperson.

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 obtain this licence, you must:

  • prove your identity and that you are over 18 years of age
  • prove you are a fit and proper person and of good character and repute, having no recent significant criminal convictions, as determined by the Board
  • complete the required training course
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

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



Up to 3 years.


GeneralDuplicate Certificate$28.00

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Act(s) name

Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Motor Vehicle Dealers (Licensing) Regulations 1974 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Branch
Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Operating address:
Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 6251 2931


1300 304 064

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