Motor dealer (wrecker) licence - Queensland


A motor dealer (wrecker) licence allows you to:

  • obtain used motor vehicles, in parts or whole, to sell as parts
  • sell acquied used motor vehicles as parts.

You may not:

  • sell complete vehicles
  • auction vehicles, parts or other goods unless you hold a chattel auctioneer licence.

Your motor dealer (wrecking) company must have a corporate licence.

Authorised activities

The motor dealer (wrecker) licence allows your company to:

  • obtain used motor vehicles, in parts or whole, to sell as parts
  • sell the individual sell acquired used motor vehicles as parts of these vehicles.

You may not:

  • sell the complete vehicles
  • auction any property, vehicles, vehicle parts or other good sunless you hold a chattel auctioneer licence.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person
  • be an eligible person
  • have a registered office.


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.


Motor dealer wrecker licence - check fees

Corporate motor dealer wrecker licence - check fees

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)
  • a certificate of completion of modules.

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

For each location a company has for each licence, there must always by an individual full licence holder based on the premises.

Transfer process

You cannot transfer this licence to another entity.

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

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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
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)