Motor salesperson (wrecker) registration - Queensland


You must obtain registration to work as a salesperson for a motor dealer (wrecker). You must meet all criteria before we can issue a registration certificate

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

Authorised activities

On behalf of a motor dealer (wrecker), you may:

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

You may not:

  • sell complete vehicles
  • auction vehicles or other goods unless you hold a chattel auctioneer licence
  • operate trust accounts
  • be in charge of a place of business.

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.


This 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.

Transfer process

You cannot transfer this registration.

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)