Motor Vehicle Dealer's Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to conduct motor vehicle dealing in Western Australia. Motor vehicles include all cars, motor cycles, commercial vehicles, trucks, and caravans. Dealing means carrying on a business of buying or selling, acting as an agent for other people (including selling by auction), acting as a financier or operating a car rental business.

Dealers are licensed under one or more specialist categories. 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.


You may be able to apply for an exemption from paying the vehicle licence duty, as per duties legislation.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be an individual, partnership or company
  • identify the category of licence or licences you are seeking
  • prove your identity and that you are over 18 years of age (in the case of a corporation this applies to directors)
  • successfully complete required training courses
  • satisfy the Agency that you have sufficient resources to meet the obligations for the category of licence you are applying for. You must submit financial information and obtain a credit history check.
  • have no recent significant criminal convictions
  • provide a National Police Certificate for each individual associated with the application
  • specify the premises where you propose to carry on business
  • register the business name and company (if applicable)
  • complete the required forms and
  • pay the required fees.

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



Up to 3 years.



Additional premises

GeneralDuplicate Certificate$28.00

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
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 Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
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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