Real estate salesperson registration - Queensland

Description

You need to register if you intend 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.

On behalf of a licensed real estate agent you may:

  • 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 or 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 up a property for inspection for sale or rent
  • buy, sell or exchange livestock or an interest in livestock.

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

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

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

Duration

One or three years

Fees

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Application process

Apply

Submit a Form 3-1: Application for a real estate 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 driver's 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

Transfer

You cannot transfer this registration.

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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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Queensland
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 74 68
Fax: 07 3738 8784
Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au