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.

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.


2 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $16.00

Per month, or part thereof. 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

Not less than 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.