Provisional Auctioneer's Licence - Western Australia


You will require 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 permits you to act as an auctioneer under supervision for a period up to two months as specified on the licence 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
  • have your application approved through the Agency
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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


2 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $15.25
Apply Duplicate Certificate All $1.70
Transfer Transfer All $50.40


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 WA

Regulation(s) name

Auction Sales Regulations 1974 WA

Approval time

Not less than 35 days after making application.

Administering agency

Department of the Attorney General

Magistrates Court

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Magistrates Court

Department of the Attorney General

Mailing address: 501 Hay Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Phone: 08 9425 2222
Contact us website: Magistrates Court of Western Australia (Opens in new window)