Second-Hand Vehicle Dealer's Licence - Individual or Partnership - South Australia


Persons in the business of selling second-hand vehicles must hold a Second-Hand Vehicle Dealer's Licence - Individual or Partnership.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You are entitled to hold a licence if you: are 18 years of age or older; are a fit and proper person; have not been convicted of an indictable offence of dishonesty, or during the period of 10 years preceding the application, have not been convicted of a summary offence of dishonesty; are not suspended or disqualified from practising a trade, occupation or business within Australia; are not an undischarged bankrupt or subject to a composition or deed or scheme of arrangement with or for the benefit of creditors; and have not within 5 years before the making of an application for a licence, been a director of a body corporate which has been wound up for the benefit of creditors - at the time the body corporate was being so wound up or within a period of 6 months preceding the commencement of the winding up.

In a partnership, all partners need to be individually licensed.




2019-2020 fees:
$782 Application fee
$431 Renewal fee
$200 Compensation fund fee (Required annually).

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

Other resources

Act(s) name

Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995 South Australia

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)