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

Service summary

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

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 carry on the business of an agent for three years. If you intend to continue to practice at the end of the three year period, you must renew your triennial certificate.

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 you must:

  • Be over the age of 18;
  • Be a fit and proper person of good character and repute, proven by a national police certificate issued in the three months before your application;
  • Have access to sufficient finances;
  • Fully understand the duties and obligations imposed on you;
  • Hold the required qualifications; and
  • Have at least two years continuous full-time experience in the real estate industry, immediately prior to applying for this licence.

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



3 years.



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


Holding fee.


Renewal of triennial certificate.

GeneralDuplicate Certificate$28.30

Issue of duplicate licence or certificate.

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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