Provisional Auctioneer's Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to act as an auctioneer under the direct supervision and instruction of a licensed auctioneer. Auctioneers are people who sell or offer for sale or resale properties or other items by way of auction. The holder of a general licence, restricted licence or the firm or corporation with whom you intend to be supervised by, must apply for and obtain a provisional licence on your behalf.

A provisional licence allows you to act as an auctioneer under supervision for a period up to two months and can only be granted up to three times per year. Classes of business auctioneers may operate in include:

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

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:

  • obtain three character references
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a fit and proper person
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.


2 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $16.00
General Duplicate Certificate All $1.70


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Provisional 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

Not less than 35 days after making application.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection