Note: If you are applying for a corporate motor dealer licence, you must also have an individual motor dealer licence.
This licence allows your company to:
- obtain used motor vehicles, primarily to sell
- sell used motor vehicles
- sell used motor vehicles on behalf of others (consignment) as an agent for others for reward
- sell a leased motor vehicle to the lessee under the terms of the lease
- obtain used motor vehicles, in parts or whole, to sell as parts
- sell used motor vehicles as parts
- negotiate, under a consultancy arrangement, for a person who is not a motor dealer or auctioneer for the purchase or sale of a used motor vehicle for the person.
To be eligible for a corporate motor dealer licence, your business must be:
- a suitable company
- located in Queensland.
A company is considered suitable if:
- its business address is located in Queensland
- it is not in receivership or liquidation
- all of its executive officers (managers, directors, company secretaries) are considered suitable.
An executive officer of a company is considered suitable if they have not been:
- affected by bankruptcy action
- convicted in the previous five years of a serious offence which is punishable by 3 or more years imprisonment, such as:
- fraud and dishonesty
- drug trafficking
- unlawful stalking
- violence or the threat of using violence
- an offence of a sexual nature
- currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
- recorded in the register of disqualified company directors under the Corporations Act 2001.
If you are or were an executive officer of a corporation that has been placed in receivership or liquidation, you must also supply a:
- description of the circumstances that caused the company to go into liquidation and whether all reasonable steps were taken by you to avoid the liquidation of the company
- report from the receiver or liquidator which provides a detailed list of the creditors and the amount owing to each creditor
- what assets are or were available for distribution
- whether any dividend was paid and the amount
- whether any breaches were committed
- whether you appear in the register of disqualified company directors and other officers under the Corporations Act.
There are no training requirements for a corporate licence, as you will have completed training as part of your individual licence.
Applying for a licence
To apply for a corporate motor dealer licence:
- meet the eligibility criteria
- complete the training requirements and attach proof of qualifications
- complete PAMD Form 1-2 and notes - Application for corporate licence (PDF, 588 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 $683.00 for one year or $1231.70 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 28/06/2013