Debt Collector's Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to work as or perform the functions of a debt collector. Debt collectors carry on the business of collecting, requesting or demanding payment of debts on behalf of other persons. You can apply for a company licence or an individual licence.

Anyone who carries on the business of, exercises the functions of, or in any way holds themselves out to be working as a debt collector or performing any of the functions of a debt collector is required to be licensed.

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

Eligibility criteria are outlined on the application form. 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 $2525.35
General Duplicate Certificate All $29.50
Renew Renewal All $2525.35
Transfer Transfer All $361.00

Act(s) name

Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Debt Collectors Licensing Regulations 1964 Western Australia

Application process


You must supply a testimonial as to your character signed by no less than 3 reputable persons.

Lodgement process


You must lodge two copies of your application.

Approval time

Not less than 7 days after making application.


You may apply for your licence to be transferred to another person who is qualified to hold the licence.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

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:

Enquiries, Licensing Branch

Consumer Protection

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 1300 304 064
Website: Consumer Protection (Opens in new window)