Motor Car Trader Licence - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to carry on a business that buys and sells used motor vehicles.

This applies to dealing in used cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and heavy vehicles. It does not include vehicles for use on rails or tramways, motorised wheel chairs, trailers, or farm vehicles. An endorsement to the licence is required if you intend to auction vehicles.

Any person who buys, sells or exchanges four or more motor vehicles in a twelve month period is considered to be a motor car trader and is required to be licensed.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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 at least 18 years old;
  • Have sufficient financial resources;
  • Be a fit and proper person to be a licensed motor car trader;
  • Not be currently disqualified from holding a motor car trader's licence in Australia;
  • Be able to demonstrate your premises will have the required planning permits;
  • Submit application form and all relevant documents, and
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

Once you have submitted your application you will be required to attend and interview where you will be tested on your knowledge of the motor car traders legislation and statutory forms that you are required by law to use.

Some circumstances require the applicant for a new licence or a current licensee to apply for permission to be eligible to hold a motor car traders licence. These circumstances are:

  • Having been found guilty or convicted of fraud, dishonesty, violence or drug trafficking punishable by more than three months prison; or
  • A claim has been admitted against the Motor Car Traders Guarantee Fund in relation to the individual or the company.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

You will be required to submit an annual statement every twelve months from the date your licence was issued.

You will also be required to notify the agency of any changes to your business including change of name and change of address.

Duration

Your licence is ongoing until surrendered, suspended or cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $1135.50

Permission. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $907.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $1621.50

First annual licence fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $1638.00 Lodgement of annual statement and fee in the following years. Fees for 2017-18.

Approval Time

Generally within 8 weeks.

Administering agency

Business Licensing Authority

Contact details

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

Registrar

Operating address: 113 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 322B
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 135 452
Fax: 03 8684 0600
Email: bla@justice.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/bla (Opens in new window)