Debt Collector's Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to work as or perform the functions of a debt collector. Debt collectors carry on the business of collecting, requesting or demanding payment of debts on behalf of other persons. You can apply for a company licence or an individual licence.

Anyone who carries on the business of or in any way holds themselves out to be working as a debt collector or performing any of the functions of a debt collector is required to be licensed.

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

Eligibility criteria is outlined on the application form.

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


3 years.


ApplyApplication$801.701 year
Application$1,603.402 years
Application$2,405.103 years
GeneralDuplicate Certificate$34.85



You must supply a testimonial as to your character signed by no less than 3 reputable persons.



You must lodge two copies of your application.

Approval time

Not less than 7 days after making application.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Act(s) name

Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Debt Collectors Licensing Regulations 1964 (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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