The auctioneer licence allows you to:
- sell or attempt to sell, or offer for sale or resale, any property by way of auction
- sell by any means during the auction period
- work alone, work with others or be employed by an auctioneer, auctioneer, motor dealer or pastoral house.
Note: You do not need a licence to run a charity auction.
To be eligible for this licence, you must:
- be 18 years or over
- not be affected by bankruptcy action
- not have been convicted of a serious offence anywhere within the last five years, including any of the following criminal activities punishable by three or more years of jail:
- fraud and dishonesty
- drug trafficking
- unlawful stalking
- violence or the threat of using violence
- any offence of a sexual nature
- not be disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
- not be recorded in the register of disqualified company directors under the Corporations Act 2001
- have no criminal involvement in unlawful activities
- have at least one place of business in Queensland
- have completed the required training.
To qualify for this licence you must have conducted five auctions when employed as a trainee auctioneer under the supervision of a licensed auctioneer.
You also need to complete all five subjects of the Property Development and Management Training Package (PRD01) through a registered training organisation:
- PRDRE09A Implement and monitor financial systems
- PRDRE14A Market property
- PRDRE26A Conduct property sale by auction
- PRDRE28A Maintain trust account
- PRDRE39A Prepare and execute documentation
Alternatively, you can complete these units from the Property Services Training Package (CPP07), endorsed by the National Quality Council:
- BSBSBM406A Manage finances or BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
- CPPDSM4004A Conduct auction
- CPPDSM4006A Establish and manage agency trust accounts
- CPPDSM4014A Market property for sale
- CPPDSM4019A Prepare for auction and complete sale or CPPDSM4038A Conduct goods chattels or equipment clearing sale or auction.
Registered training organisations
For information on courses and training providers in Queensland, visit training.gov.au.
Applying for an auctioneer licence
- meet the eligibility criteria
- complete the training requirements and attach proof of qualifications
- complete PAMD Form 1-1 and notes - Application for individual licence (PDF, 624 KB)
- provide originals or certified copies of your birth certificate, birth extract, passport, Australian citizenship certificate or drivers licence (see below for advice on getting certified copies)
- pay the licence fee of $1160.00 for one year or $2175.00 for three years
- pay the criminal history check fee of $38.40
- lodge the application (see the application form for lodgement details).
Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability.
The criminal history check costs $38.40 (which includes $1.13 GST) for each person who appears on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.
Processing time is 4-6 weeks. However, it can take longer if we need to contact you for missing information or fees.
The processing time may be up to six weeks because the criminal history check process, handled by the Queensland Police Service, is thorough and time consuming.
Send certified documents
Take the original document and a copy to a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, solicitor, barrister or a Notary Public. They will stamp and/or sign the copy and write ´This is a true copy of the original document´.
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General has a list of JPs in your area. Otherwise, contact your local post office, courthouse, bank, shopping centre manager or pharmacy who may be able to advise on the location of local JPs.
Please note that a photocopy is not a certified document.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a partial refund if you withdraw your application or it is refused. We will also refund any unused criminal history check fees or fingerprinting fees.
Last reviewed 28/09/2012