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. Examples of real property are:

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

This licence 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.

You otherwise may not auction any vehicles or other goods (including livestock) without a chattel auctioneer 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 for this licence, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a suitable person
  • pass the required training
  • have a registered office in Australia.

A criminal history check must be done for each person whose date and place of birth are stated 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.


1 or 3 years


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Application process


Submit either:

  • Form 1-1
  • Form 1-2.

Your application must include:

  • 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 your birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport, Australian citizenship certificate or driver licence. Proof of identity can be certified by a justice of the peace, commissioner for declarations, barrister, solicitor or notary public (Note that none of the above are required to be provided for a renewal, provided that the name the licence was issued in has not changed or is 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.

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

Approval time

Processing time is between 4 and 6 weeks

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

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