Motor salesperson registration - Queensland

Description

You will need to register if you intend to work as a motor salesperson. You may only register if you work as an employee, if you are a contractor, you must have a full licence.

On behalf of a licensed motor dealer, this licence will allow you to:

  • sell a used vehicle (including its parts)
  • obtain a used vehicle (including vehicle parts) to sell, either as a complete unit or as 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 another person's behalf for that person to buy or sell a used motor vehicle.

You may not conduct any trades before your registration is issued.

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).

This licence does not allow you 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.
  • conduct any auctions
  • operate a trust account.

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, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person
  • hold the relevant qualifications, as described on application form
  • have a registered office in Australia.

You 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.

You may be eligible to be licensed under mutual recognition laws if you hold a comparable licence within another Australian State or Territory or within New Zealand.

Duration

One or three years

Fees

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Application process

Apply

Submit a Form 3-3: Application for a motor salesperson registration certificate.

Your application must be accompanied by:

  • an application fee
  • a registration issue fee
  • a criminal history check fee
  • a certified copy of either birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport, certificate of Australian citizenship or driver's licence. Proof of identity can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, barrister/solicitor or notary public
  • a certificate of completion of modules.

Approval time

Processing time is between four and six weeks

Transfer

You cannot transfer this registration

Disqualified persons or entities

You are not suitable to hold a motor salesperson registration if you:

  • are currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
  • have been convicted within the past 5 years of a serious offence
  • are subject to a court issued control order because of involvement in serious criminal activity.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Queensland
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 74 68
Fax: 07 3738 8784
Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au