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).

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.


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $371.00

1 year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $1681.00

5 years. Fees for 2023-24

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

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Contact details

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