Property auctioneer licence - Queensland


An auctioneer licence allows you to sell a real property by auction.  This includes attempting or offering to sell the property.

Real property includes:

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

It will also allow you to sell:

  • other types of property by auction, but only if the property is connected to a real property acution (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
  • a real estate agent.

Other than the situations set out above, you 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 don't need a licence to run a charity auction if you don't receive reward (payment) for it.

Eligibility requirements

You must:

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

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. For more information see Mutual recognition of occupational licence or certificate of registration.


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.


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)
  • a certificate of completion of modules
  • evidence of the conducting of 5 auctions when employed as a trainee auctioneer under the supervision of an auctioneer.

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

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

If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003 submit a Form 1: Application for Mutual Recognition of occupational licence with a copy of your current interstate licence.


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.

All active partners are required to be licensed. All non active partners are required to be suitable.

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:

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
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)