Real estate agent (affordable housing) licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to work as an affordable housing agent. You can apply for this licence as an individual or a corporation. This is a limited form of real estate licence.

A real estate agent (affordable housing) licence allows you to:

  • let out houses, units or other places of residence
  • collect rent
  • negotiate letting
  • operate a trust account.

However, you may only do these activities under an affordable housing scheme.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a suitable person
  • hold the relevant qualification
  • have a registered office in Australia
  • be a relevant officer of an approved non-profit corporation, i.e. either a director of the corporation, or the person in charge of a place of business.

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 this is not required for a renewal, provided that the name the licence was issued in has not changed or is otherwise requested)
  • where in Queensland you propose to carry on business under the licence
  • the capacity in which you intend to perform activities under the licence and the address where this will occur (business address)
  • if you intend to be employed as a person in charge of a licensees business at a place of business - the name of your licensed employer and the address of the place of business where you are to be in charge (also a business address)
  • a certificate of completion of modules.

Approval time

Processing time is between 4 and 6 weeks

Disqualified persons or entities

You are not suitable to hold this licence if you:

  • are an insolvent under administration
  • are currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
  • have been convicted of a serious offence within the past 5 years.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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