Motor Vehicle Dealer's Licence
Published by: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety / Consumer Protection
When is this licence required?

You will require this licence if you intend to deal in motor vehicles in Western Australia. Motor vehicles include cars, motor cycles, commercial vehicles, trucks, caravans and campervans.

This licence covers the following categories:

  • Vehicle sales - Buying, selling and auctioning vehicles other than motor cycles, caravans or campervans.
  • Motor cycle sales - Buying, selling and auctioning motor cycles.
  • Caravan sales - Buying, selling and auctioning caravans and campervans.
  • Vehicle wrecker (dismantler) - Buying any vehicles for the purpose of dismantling them and selling off the parts.
  • Vehicle broker / agent - Acting as an agent to facilitate the selling or purchase of any vehicles on behalf of members of the public.
  • Vehicle hire and sales - Hiring out vehicles, buying vehicles for hiring out, and selling and auctioning any vehicles that have been hired out by the dealer.

You will be licensed under one or more of the above categories. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


What are the eligibility requirements for this licence?

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be an individual, partnership or company
  • identify the category of licence or licences you are seeking
  • prove your identity and that you are over 18 years of age (in the case of a corporation this applies to directors)
  • successfully complete required training courses
  • satisfy the Agency that you have sufficient resources to meet the obligations for the category of licence you are applying for (you must submit financial information and obtain a credit history check)
  • have no recent significant criminal convictions
  • provide a National Police Certificate for each individual associated with the application
  • specify the premises where you propose to carry on business
  • register the business name and company (if applicable)
  • complete the required forms and
  • pay the required fees.

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


How much does this licence cost?
Application $1,823.40 Dealer's licence to trade at one premises
$2,732.95 Dealer's licence to trade at two premises
$909.55 Additional premises (each)
Variation $149.05 Change of premises to new address
Duplicate certificate $28.00

How often do you need to apply for this licence?
Duration: Up to 3 years.

What forms are available?

What legislation specifies this requirement?
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers (Licensing) Regulations 1974

Who can you talk to for more information?
Enquiries, Licensing Branch
Consumer Protection
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mason Bird Building Level 1 303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
WA 6107
LOCKED BAG 14
Cloisters Square PO
WA 6850
Telephone: 1300 304 064


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Last updated: 20/07/2018 14:33:58

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