Motor salesperson registration - Queensland


You must be registered to work as a salesperson for a motor dealer. You must meet all criteria before we can issue a registration certificate.

Note: you may only register if you work as an employee. If you are a contractor, you must have a full licence.

Authorised activities
On behalf of a licensed motor dealer, you may:

  • 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 we issue your registration. It is an offence to operate as a motor salesperson while unregistered.

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:

  • 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


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

Note: If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003, you must be authorised to practise an occupation equivalent to the Queensland occupation covered by this licence in a participating State or Territory or in New Zealand.


This registration 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.


Application process

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 drivers 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.

Note: The registration certificate application fee and registration certificate renewal application fee are not refundable.

If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003 submit a Form 2: Application for mutual recognition of certificate of registration/occupational licence with a copy of your current interstate licence.

Transfer process

You cannot transfer this registration.

Additional information

Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability. The criminal history check appies to each person who appears 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)