General Auctioneer's Licence
Administered by: Department of Justice / Magistrates Court
When is this licence required?

You will need this licence if you intend to act as a general auctioneer. Auctioneers are people who sell or offer for sale or resale properties or other items by way of auction. You can apply for this licence as an individual, firm or corporation. The classes of businesses that this licence allows you to deal in include:

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

If you intend to only deal in one class of business in a specific area in Western Australia, you can apply for a restricted auctioneer's licence instead of this licence.

What are the eligibility requirements for this licence?

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • obtain three character references
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person.

How much does this licence cost?
Application $592.00 Fees for 2021-22
Transfer $55.50 Fees for 2021-22
Duplicate certificate $1.70 Fees for 2021-22

How often do you need to apply for this licence?
Duration: Not less than 12 months

Are there any specific application requirements?

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.

What forms are available?
Initial application: Application for a General Auctioneer's Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

How long does it take to get this licence?
Not less than 35 days after making application

What legislation specifies this requirement?
  • Auction Sales Act 1973
  • Auction Sales Regulations 1974

Who can you talk to for more information?
Magistrates Court
Department of Justice
501 Hay Street
WA 6000
Telephone: (08) 9425 2222

Last updated: 12/07/2021 15:51:11

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