Motor Vehicle Dealer's Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to deal in motor vehicles in Western Australia. Motor vehicles include cars, motor cycles, commercial vehicles, trucks, caravans and campervans.

This licence covers the following categories:

  • vehicle sales - buying, selling and auctioning vehicles other than motorcycles, caravans or campervans
  • motorcycle sales - buying, selling and auctioning motorcycles
  • caravan sales - buying, selling and auctioning caravans and campervans
  • vehicle wrecker (dismantler) - buying any vehicles for the purpose of dismantling them and selling off the parts
  • vehicle broker / agent - acting as an agent to facilitate the selling or purchase of any vehicles on behalf of members of the public
  • vehicle hire and sales - hiring out vehicles, buying vehicles for hiring out, and selling and auctioning any vehicles that have been hired out by the dealer.

You will be licensed under one or more of the above categories. 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:

  • be an individual, partnership or company
  • identify the category of licence or licences you are seeking
  • prove your identity and that you are over 18 years of age (in the case of a corporation this applies to directors)
  • successfully complete required training courses
  • satisfy the Agency that you have sufficient resources to meet the obligations for the category of licence you are applying for (you must submit financial information and obtain a credit history check)
  • have no recent significant criminal convictions
  • provide a National Police Certificate for each individual associated with the application
  • specify the premises where you propose to carry on business
  • register the business name and company (if applicable)
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1823.40

Dealer's licence to trade at one premises

Apply Application All $2732.95

Dealer's licence to trade at two premises

General Duplicate Certificate All $28.00 -
Vary Application All $909.55

Additional premises (each)

Vary Variation All $149.05

Change of premises to new address

Act(s) name

Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Motor Vehicle Dealers (Licensing) Regulations 1974 Western Australia

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 14
Cloisters Square PO, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 304 064
Website: Consumer Protection (Opens in new window)