Trader Licence (Motor Vehicle Repairer) - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this category of Trader Licence if you intend to carry on a business as a motor vehicle repairer. This includes undertaking 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
  • giving advice on any of the work mentioned above.

You may apply for this licence if you are:

  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • a corporation
  • an association under the Association Incorporation Act 1991 (ACT).

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 licence requirements
  • complete the required application form
  • pay the relevant fees.

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


This licence is issued for a period up to 5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $342.00 1 year.
Apply Application All $1543.00 5 years.

Act(s) name

Traders (Licensing) Act 2016 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Traders (Licensing) Regulation 2017 Australian Capital Territory

Approval time

Up to 60 days.


For more information regarding transfers, please consult the Contact Officer.

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.