General Auctioneer's Licence - Western Australia

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to carry out a business or provide services as an auctioneer. Auctioneers are people who sell or offer for sale or resale properties or other items by way of auction. You can apply for this licence as an individual, firm or corporation. The classes of businesses that this licence allows you to deal in include:

  • land
  • motor vehicles
  • wool
  • livestock
  • second hand items
  • any other specified kind of commodity determined by the Agency.

If you intend to only deal in one class of business in a specific area in Western Australia, you can apply for a restricted auctioneer's licence instead of this licence.

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:

  • obtain three character references
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a fit and proper person
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Duration

No less than 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $187.95 1 year
Apply Application All $375.90 2 years
Apply Application All $563.85 3 years
General Duplicate Certificate All $1.70 -
Transfer Transfer All $52.90 -

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a General Auctioneer's Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Auction Sales Act 1973 WA

Regulation(s) name

Auction Sales Regulations 1974 WA

Application process

Apply

Your licence will need to be granted by a magistrate and issued by a local clerk of court. You can find a list of magistrate court locations and contacts here.

Approval time

Not less than 35 days after making application.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection