Commercial Agent Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to conduct debt collection, process serving or the repossession of goods.

Only commercial agents who have face-to-face contact with customers and employers of field agents need to hold a licence. Face-to-face activities include approaching a person and / or visiting the place they live or work to collect debts, repossess goods or serve legal documents.

Service type

Licence

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 at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • hold a current National Police Check
  • not be an undischarged bankrupt or be taking advantage of bankruptcy laws
  • not be a corporation subject to a winding up order
  • not have an exclusion order against you
  • not be a member of a criminal organisation
  • not have been convicted of a relevant offence.

Relevant offences include violence, harassment, intimidation, weapons, drugs and dishonesty.

Duration

1, 3 or 5 years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Grant of licence - individual:

  • 1 year - $417.00
  • 3 year - $822.00
  • 5 year - $1204.00.

A discount may apply for applications lodged online. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Grant of licence - corporation:

  • 1 year - $1286.00
  • 3 year - $2145.00
  • 5 year - $3969.00.

A discount may apply for applications lodged online. Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $58.00

Licence replacement. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal or restoration of licence - individual:

  • 1 year - $358.00
  • 3 year - $763.00
  • 5 year - $1251.00.

A discount may apply for applications lodged online. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal or restoration of licence - corporation:

  • 1 year - $1091.00
  • 3 year - $2325.00
  • 5 year - $3772.00.

A discount may apply for applications lodged online. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Commercial Agent Rules (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Fair Trading Act 1987 New South Wales

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

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