You will need this licence if you intend to undertake business as a motor vehicle dealer in New South Wales. A motor dealer is a person who carries on the business of dealing in motor vehicles as a retailer or on a wholesale basis.
A motor vehicle is a vehicle that is built to be propelled by a motor, and includes:
- a trailer that is over 250kg and is towed by a motor vehicle
- any description of a vehicle on wheels, other than a vehicle used on a railway or tramway or an aircraft
- any description of tracked vehicle, or any description of vehicle that moves on revolving runners inside endless tracks, that is not used exclusively on a railway or tramway.
The following types of vehicles are exempted from the Act and a licence is not required:
- a crane, hoist or conveyor
- an excavator, road grader, road roller, bulldozer or forklift truck or other machinery, that is not constructed on a chassis of a type normally used in the construction of a truck
- a motor vehicle that is constructed or adapted for road construction or maintenance (including cleaning, sweeping or watering)
- a vehicle that is not acquired for use principally for the transport of passengers or goods on public roads (other than a trailer or towable recreation vehicle)
- a vehicle that is incapable of being registered (i.e. quad bike or segways).
Please note that licensed motor dealers are required to comply with the motor dealer's notice and record keeping requirements as outlined in the legislation.