General Auctioneer's Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to carry out a business or conduct 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.

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:

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

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 Description
Apply Application All $179.00 1 year
Apply Application All $358.00 2 years
Apply Application All $537.00 3 years
General Duplicate Certificate All $1.70 -
Transfer Transfer All $50.40 -


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

Approval time

Not less than 35 days after making application.

Administering agency

Department of the Attorney General

Magistrates Court

Contact details

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


Magistrates Court

Department of the Attorney General

Mailing address: 501 Hay Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Phone: 08 9425 2222
Contact us website: Magistrates Court of Western Australia (Opens in new window)