Subagent registration - Queensland


You must register to work as a subagent for a field agent.  The registration lets you perform tasks on behalf of your employer.

Authorised activities

Once you register, you will be able to act on behalf of a licensed field agent to:

  • find and recover goods
  • collect debts
  • serve documents

You must not operate a trust account.

Alternatively, you can work as a collection agent if you only:

  • collect debts (and do not repossess goods or do process serving)
  • contact debtors over the phone or in writing.

You must have a subagent registration to do any other type of work as the employee of a field agent.

Applicants must be both suitable and eligible in order to obtain a registration.


Service type


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

Eligibility Requirements

You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person
  • be an eligible person.


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.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $323.00

Application and licence fee - 1 year

Application $548.90

Application and licence issue fee - 3 years

Application $38.80

Criminal history check


Can it be transferred?

You cannot transfer this registration.

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.


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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

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)