Interim Auctioneer's Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to temporarily act as an auctioneer on behalf of a licensed auctioneer. Applications for this licence are generally made when the licensed auctioneer is unable to work due to illness or other similar reasons. An application for an interim licence may be made by the:

  • licensed auctioneer
  • firm or corporation specified in the licence
  • person seeking to be granted the interim licence.

This licence permits you to act as an auctioneer for up to three months or as specified on the licence. This licence can be renewed. During this period, the licence of the auctioneer you are acting on behalf of is suspended.

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 old
  • be a fit and proper person.


3 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $16.00

Per month, or part thereof. Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $1.70

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Auction Sales Act 1973 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Auction Sales Regulations 1974 Western Australia

Application process


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 Justice

Magistrates Court

Contact details

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