Occasional Auctioneer's Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to carry on a business as an occasional auctioneer. Auctioneers are people who sell or offer for sale or resale properties or other items by way of auction. An occasional licence allows you to act as an auctioneer for specific occasions and circumstances that will be set out in your licence. You may only be granted a maximum of five occasional licences in the same police district within a twelve month period.

The classes of businesses you may operate in include:

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

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.


Up to 2 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $69.50
General Duplicate Certificate All $1.70


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

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

At least 35 days after making application.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection