Real Estate and Business Agent Licence (Partnership) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if your partnership or firm intends to buy, sell, lease or manage real estate or a business on behalf of a vendor, landlord, purchaser or tenant in Western Australia.

You may employ a person to act as your representative provided that person meets all the eligibility requirements for acting as an Agent's Representative and is registered as your Representative. Please note that as the licensed Agent you are legally responsible for the actions of that representative.

This licence is suitable for a group of individuals or a business partnership intending to undertake the functions of a real estate or business agent.

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 all of the natural persons, if any, by whom the firm is constituted and all the directors of the firm must:

  • Be over the age of 18;
  • Be of good character and a fit and proper person;
  • Obtain a national police certificate;
  • Have sufficient material and financial resources to operate;
  • Provide two written references to demonstrate their good character, reputation, and fitness to hold a licence;
  • Have successfully completed the prescribed course for qualifications or equivalent to qualifications;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Where there is only three members of the partnership, at least one member must be individually licensed as a Real Estate and Business Agent. Where there are more than three persons constituting the firm at least two of them must be licensed.

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



A real estate licence is continuous, and does not require renewal. However, if you successfully obtain a licence, you will be granted a triennial certificate which entitles you to conduct your real estate business for three years. If you intend to continue to operate your business at the end of the three year period, you must renew your triennial certificate.



Includes triennial certificate fee and mandatory contribution to the Fidelity Guarantee Account.


Renewal of triennial certificate.


Holding fee.

GeneralDuplicate Certificate$28.30

Issue of duplicate licence or certificate.



Please submit your application with the required fees.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Act(s) name

Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Real Estate and Business Agents (General) Regulations 1979 (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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