Motor Vehicle Dealer's Licence
Administered 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, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, trucks, caravans and campervans.

This licence covers the following categories:

  • vehicle sales - buying, selling and auctioning vehicles other than motorcycles, caravans or campervans
  • motorcycle sales - buying, selling and auctioning motorcycles
  • 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.

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).

How much does this licence cost?
Application Fees are listed on the attached document.

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

Are there any specific application requirements?

Applications for renewal received more than 28 days after the licence expiry date cannot be accepted.

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
WA 6107
East Perth
WA 6892
Telephone: 1300 304 064

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Last updated: 12/04/2021 12:34:13

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