Motor dealer (broker) licence - Queensland

Description

A motor dealer (broker) licence allows you to represent a client who is buying or selling a used vehicle.

You may not:

  • buy or sell used motor vehicles unless you are also a licensed motor dealer
  • auction vehicles or other goods unless you hold a chattel auctioneer licence

Your motor dealer (broking) company must have a corporate licence.

Authorised activities, the motor dealer (broker) licence allows your company to represent a client who is buying or selling a used vehicle through a motor dealer.

You may not:

  • buy or sell used motor vehicles unless you are also a licensed motor dealer
  • auction any property, vehicles or other goods unless you hold a chattel auctioneer licence.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements


You must:

  • have attained at least 18 years of age;
  • be a suitable person;
  • be an eligible person;
  • have a registered office.

Note: If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003, you must be authorised to practise an occupation equivalent to the Queensland occupation covered by this licence in a participating State or Territory or in New Zealand.

There are no educational requirements for applicants for Motor dealer (broker) licence.

Duration

This licence will remain in effect for 12 months or 3 years. You will be issued with a renewal notice annually or every 3 years approximately 6 weeks before the expiry date.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $783.80

Application and licence fee (corporation): 1 year

Application $1377.30

Application and licence fee (individual): 1 year

Application $1413.30

Application and licence fee (corporation): 3 years

Application $2582.30

Application and licence fee (individual): 3 years

Application $38.80

Criminal history check

Act(s) name

Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Regulation 2014 QLD

Application process

Submit either:

  • Form1-1: Application for individual's licence (if you are applying as an individual); or
  • 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 drivers licence. Proof of identity can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, barrister/solicitor or notary public. (Note: 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)
  • evidence of eligibility to hold the licence.

Note: The licence application fee and licence renewal application fee are not refundable.

For each location a company has for each licence, there must always by an individual full licence holder based on the premises

Transfer process

You cannot transfer this licence to another entity.

Additional information

Applicants 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. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.

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.

Queensland Government Service Centre

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Phone: 07 3405 0985
Fax: 07 3008 5933
Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)