Real estate salesperson registration - Queensland


You will need to register to work as a salesperson for a real estate agent. You may only register to work as an employee. A contractor must have a full licence.

As an employee of a licensed real estate agent, this registration allows you to:

  • buy, sell, exchange or rent houses, businesses, land or any interest in these
  • manage their place of business (except the principal place of business), unless you are registered with conditions
  • negotiate on behalf of a buyer, seller, landlord
  • negotiate exchanging or renting of houses, businesses or land
  • show property to potential buyers
  • inspect and assess property for sale or rent
  • advertise a property for rent or sale (includes setting up signs)
  • open a property for inspection for sale or rent (includes setting up signs).

This registration does not allow you to conduct auctions or operate trust accounts.

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 registration, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a suitable person
  • hold the relevant qualification.

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 registered under mutual recognition laws if you hold a comparable registration within another Australian state or territory or within New Zealand.


One or three years


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You can find the current fees here.

Application process


Submit a Form 3-1 and include:

  • an application fee
  • a registration issue fee
  • a criminal history check fee
  • 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
  • a certificate of completion of modules.

Approval time

Processing time is between four and six 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 five years.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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