Restricted Auctioneer's Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to carry on a business as a restricted auctioneer. Auctioneers are people who sell or offer for sale or resale properties or other items by way of auction. A restricted licence allows you to act as, and carry on the business of, an auctioneer only:

  • in a part or parts of Western Australia
  • in relation to the class or classes of business
  • at the times specified in the licence.

The classes of businesses that you may operate in include:

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

If you intend to act as an auctioneer throughout the State and in relation to all classes of business, you will need to apply for a general licence.

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.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $592.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $1.70

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $55.50

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.