Motor Vehicle Repairer's Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to undertake the business of carrying out repair work on motor vehicles in New South Wales.

Repair means to examine, detect faults in, adjust, carry out maintenance on, overhaul, replace, alter and paint a motor vehicle. Under the Act, the following classes of repair work are regulated:

  • automotive electrician
  • body maker
  • compressed natural gas mechanic
  • electrical accessory fitting work
  • exhaust repair work
  • glazing work
  • liquefied natural gas mechanic
  • liquefied petroleum gas mechanic
  • motorcycle mechanic
  • motor mechanic
  • panel beater
  • radiator repair work
  • steering, suspension and wheel alignment work
  • trailer and caravan mechanic
  • transmission specialist
  • under body work
  • vehicle painter.

A motor vehicle is a vehicle that is built to be propelled by a motor, and includes:

  • a trailer
  • 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).

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 18 years of age or more
  • be considered fit and proper for the purposes of the licence (police records are checked by NSW Fair Trading and considered)
  • not be disqualified from holding a licence as a result of a disciplinary outcome
  • not be a controlled member of a declared organisation (refer to Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012)
  • not been found guilty, within the preceding 10 years, of a motor vehicle stealing offence
  • not be bankrupt
  • have sufficient financial resources to enable the person to carry on business pursuant to the authority that would be conferred by the licence if it were granted
  • provide a statement to the effect that you have approval from the relevant local council
  • hold the required qualification for the class of repair work for which the licence is sought (see the attached resources for more information on requisite qualifications for each class of repair work).

Duration

One, three or five years

Expiry

A licence will expire if it is not renewed by the due date. A reminder notice will not be sent to licensees. An application for restoration of a licence may be made within three months of the date a licence expires.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Grant of licence:

  • fee for one premises (1 year) - $802
  • fee for one premises (3 year) - $1144
  • fee for one premises (5 year) - $2098
Reduced fees may apply for applications lodged online. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

Restoration of licence:

  • fee for one premises (1 year) - $334
  • fee for one premises (3 year) - $675
  • fee for one premises (5 year) - $1019

Reduced fees may apply for applications lodged online. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Licence All $34.00 Licence certificate. Fees for 2022-23
General Miscellaneous All $51.00 Replacement licence. Fees for 2022-23
Renew Renewal All -

Renewal of licence:

  • fee for one premises (1 year) - $250
  • fee for one premises (3 year) - $591
  • fee for one premises (5 year) - $935

Reduced fees may apply for applications lodged online. Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Motor Dealers and Repairers Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Application process

Lodge

Applications can be lodged in person at any NSW Fair Trading Centre, Service NSW Service Centre or posted to the address on the application form.

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

Additional information

A business under this licence can be operated from a fixed workshop or a mobile workshop.

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.