Property auctioneer licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to sell a real property by auction. This includes attempting or offering to sell the property. Real property includes:

  • dwellings
  • community title lots
  • businesses
  • vacant land.

It will also allow you to sell:

  • other types of property by auction, but only if the property is connected to a real property auction (such as livestock as part of an auction for a farm house and rural land)
  • the property by any means during the auction period.

You can work alone, with others, or as an employee of an auctioneer or a real estate agent.

    Other than the situations set out above, you may not auction any vehicles or other goods (including livestock) without a chattel auctioneers licence.

    Service type


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


    You do not need a licence to run a charity auction if you do not receive reward (payment) for it.

    Eligibility requirements

    To be eligible you must:

    • be at least 18 years of age
    • be a suitable person
    • pass the required training
    • 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.


    One or three years


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    Application process


    Submit either:

    • Form 1-1: Application for individual's licence (if you are applying as an individual)
    • 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 driver's licence. Proof of identity can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, barrister / solicitor or notary public (please note that 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
    • evidence of the conducting of five auctions when employed as a trainee auctioneer under the supervision of an auctioneer.

    Approval time

    Processing time is between four and six weeks


    You cannot transfer this licence to another entity.

    Additional information

    You are not required to pay an additional application fee if you already hold or are also applying for a chattel auctioneer licence.

    Administering agency

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General

    Office of Fair Trading

    Industry Licensing Unit

    Contact details

    Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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    Industry Licensing Unit

    Office of Fair Trading

    Department of Justice and Attorney-General

    Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
    Brisbane, Queensland 4001
    Phone: 13 74 68
    Fax: 07 3738 8784