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, and caravans. Dealing includes operating a business of buying or selling, acting as an agent for other people (including selling by auction), acting as a financier or operating a car rental business.

Dealers are licensed under one or more specialist 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 and
  • 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 $1736.60

Dealer's licence to trade at one premises

Apply Application All $2602.85

Dealer's licence to trade at two premises

General Duplicate Certificate All $28.00 -
Vary Application All $866.25

Additional premises (each)

Vary Variation All $141.95

Change of premises to new address

Act(s) name

Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 WA

Regulation(s) name

Motor Vehicle Dealers (Licensing) Regulations 1974 WA

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.

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
Phone: 08 6251 2931
Website: Consumer Protection (Opens in new window)