Motor dealer licence - Queensland

Description

You must have a current licence to work as a motor dealer.

If you trade in used motor vehicles at all as part of a business operation, you must:

  • have a motor dealer licence
  • work for a licensed motor dealer as a registered salesperson.

You must have a licence to:

  • work as an independent operator, including as a contractor
  • be in charge of a place of business
  • do any motor dealing work while serving as a director of a motor dealer corporation.

The motor dealer licence allows you to:

  • sell a used vehicle (including its parts)
  • obtain a used vehicle (including vehicle parts) to sell, either as a complete unit or in parts
  • sell a used vehicle on behalf of another person (on consignment)
  • sell a leased vehicle to the lessee under the terms of the lease
  • negotiate on a persons behalf for that person to buy or sell a used motor vehicle.

You may not conduct any number of trades before you get your licence. It is an offence to operate as a motor dealer while unlicensed.

The only exception to this rule is if:

  • you are offering a vehicle for sale as a private individual (not as a business operator or employee)
  • the sale is not a part of a business operation (for instance, making a sale for the purpose of earning profit).

You may not auction any vehicles or other goods without a chattel auctioneer licence.

Your motor dealing company must have a corporate licence.

Authorised activities, this licence allows your company to:

  • sell a used vehicle (including its parts)
  • obtain a used vehicle (including vehicle parts) to sell, either as a complete unit or in parts
  • sell a used vehicle on behalf of another person (on consignment)
  • sell a leased vehicle to the lessee under the terms of the lease
  • negotiate on a persons behalf for that person to buy or sell a used motor vehicle.

You may not auction any vehicles or other goods without a chattel auctioneer licence.

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 a motor dealer licence, you must:

  • be 18 years or over
  • pass the required training courses.

Duration

This licence will remain in effect for 12 months or 3 years. You will be issued with a renewal notice annually or every 3 years approximately 6 weeks before the expiry date.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $783.80

Application and licence fee (corporation): 1 year

Application $1377.30

Application and licence fee (individual): 1 year

Application $1413.30

Application and licence fee (corporation): 3 years

Application $2582.30

Application and licence fee (individual): 3 years

Application $38.80

Criminal history check

Other resources

Act(s) name

Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Regulation 2014 QLD

Application process

Submit either:

  • Form1-1: Application for individual's licence (if you are applying as an individual);
  • or Form 1-2:  Application for corporation's licence (if you are applying as a corporation).

Your application must be accompanied by:

  • an application fee
  • a licence issue fee
  • a criminal history check fee for each person whose date and place of birth appear on the application
  • a certified copy of either your birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport, Certificate of Australian citizenship or drivers licence. Proof of identity can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, barrister/solicitor or notary public. (Note: None of the above required to be provided upon renewal on the proviso that the name the licence was issued in has not changed or unless otherwise requested)
  • evidence of eligibility to hold the licence.

Note: The licence application fee and licence renewal application fee are not refundable.

Additional information

Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability. The criminal history check applies to each person for whom a date and place of birth are requested on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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

Queensland Government Service Centre

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Phone: 07 3405 0985
Fax: 07 3008 5933
Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)