Second-hand Vehicle Dealer's Licence - Company - South Australia


Companies in the business of selling second-hand vehicles must hold a licence under the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A company is entitled to be licensed as a dealer if:

  • it is not suspended or disqualified from practising or carrying on a trade, occupation or business in Australia;
  • it is not under official management, in receivership or in the process of being wound up;
  • each director is not suspended or disqualified from carrying on an occupation, trade or business in Australia;
  • each director has not been, in the last five years, a director of a company wound up for the benefit of creditors when the company was being so wound up or within the period of six months preceding the commencement of the winding up;
  • each director has not been convicted of an indictable offence of dishonesty or, in the last ten years preceding the application, has not been convicted of a summary offence of dishonesty; and
  • each director is a fit and proper person.

The company must engage a natural person to manage and supervise its affairs who is also a licensed dealer.




2018-2019 fees:
$928 application fee
$200 compensation fund fee.

Cash, EFTPOS, Cheques, Money Order & Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard accepted only).

Other resources

Act(s) name

Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995 South Australia

Additional information

Licence applications can be completed online at

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Licensing and Registrations

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Occupational Licensing and Registration (Real Estate, Commercial and Other Licences)

Operating address: Level 3, Chesser House
91-97 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 131882
Fax: 0882049697
Website: (Opens in new window)