The Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014 regulates the activities, licensing and conduct of motor dealers and chattel auctioneers and their employees. The Act also protects consumers against particular undesirable practices (a claim fund is established to compensate consumers who suffer a loss in their dealings with businesses regulated by this Act).
The Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Regulation 2014 provides information on limited motor dealer licences and limited registration certificates, general provisions about licensees and motor salespersons, keeping documents, conduct standards, motor dealers and motor salespersons, chattel auctioneers, issuing or renewing licences, fees and refunds.
Authorised investigators, including auditors monitor the requirements of the Act and investigate complaints.
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) may exercise disciplinary powers including cancellation of licences and the imposition of fines and of terms and conditions on licensees. In certain circumstances the Chief Executive may appoint a receiver over trust property.
An appeal against a licensing decision of the Chief Executive may be made to the QCAT Tribunal within 1 month of the notification of the decision.