Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you intend to carry on a business as a motor vehicle repairer and undertake any of the following work for reward on a motor vehicle, motor vehicle part or motor vehicle system:

  • Examining or assessing condition or performance improvement;
  • Diagnosing and detecting of faults;
  • Overhauling;
  • Dismantling and assembling;
  • Servicing and maintenance;
  • Replacing and adjusting of objects for performance improvement;
  • Painting and treatment;
  • Modifying, altering, installing or fitting work; or
  • Giving advice on any of the work mentioned above.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 18 years of age or older;
  • Not be a disqualified person, this applies for all partners in a partnership and directors of a corporation;
  • Comply with other requirements the licence is subject to;
  • Completed the required application form; and
  • Pay the relevant fees.

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


This licence is issued for a period up to 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Repair Industry) Act 2010 ACT

Approval time

Up to 60 days.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
Phone: 132281
Phone: 02 62073000
Website: Access Canberra (Opens in new window)