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 old
  • be a fit and proper person.


Up to two months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $69.50

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

At least 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.