Motor Vehicle Trader Licence - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a motor vehicle trader. Motor vehicle trading includes buying, selling or exchanging more than six vehicles in a twelve month period. This licence applies to trading in both new and used motor vehicles. You will not require this licence if you:

  • provide finances for motor vehicle trading
  • purchase motor vehicles for the purpose of dismantling them
  • sell motor vehicles by auction on behalf of their owners
  • operate a park and sell business
  • collect motor vehicles
  • operate as a motor vehicle trader on a wholesale basis.

Employees of a motor vehicle trader are not required to obtain this licence. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be considered a fit and proper person to hold the licence
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be willing to comply with any conditions placed on your licence
  • consent to the Agency requesting a National Police record check on your behalf
  • complete and lodge an application form, accompanied by all required documents.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $186.30
Apply Licence All $1597.32

Act(s) name

Motor Vehicle Traders Act 2011 Tasmania

Application process


Please mail or deliver your application form and supporting documentation directly to the Agency.

Approval time

Approval time is approximately one week.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

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:


Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

Department of Justice

Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 654 499
Phone: 03 6166 4600
Fax: 03 6173 0205
Website: Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (Opens in new window)