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Motor dealer

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The motor dealer licence allows you to:


To be eligible for a motor dealer licence, you must:

An individual is considered suitable if they have not been:

If you are not an Australian citizen, you need to provide an international passport to complete the check on your working visa. Your visa must state that you can work in Australia. You must also provide written advice from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to explain any conditions on your visa.  

If you are or were an executive officer of a corporation that has been placed in receivership or liquidation, you must also supply a:

Training requirements

Note: If you have held a motor dealer licence within two years of applying for the licence, you do not need to complete the training requirements.

To qualify for the motor dealer licence, you must successfully complete or be assessed as competent in required units from either the AUR12 or the AUR05 of the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Packages. You will only need to complete one set of required units, not both.

AUR12 required units

AUR05 required units

AURC341903A (Apply relevant finance, leasing and insurance contracts/policies) has been removed from unit AUR05. There is no corresponding unit in the AUR12 training package.

The AUR12 training package supersedes the AUR05 package for Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training, and registered training organisations are expected to transition to providing training in units from the new package. However you can still rely on completion of AUR05 units to satisfy training requirements for a motor dealer licence. Units from the obsolete AUR99 package have been removed from the accepted list of training requirements.

Registered training organisations

For information on motor industry courses and training providers in Queensland, visit

Applying for a licence

To apply for a motor dealer licence:

Criminal history checks

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

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.

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Last reviewed 19/02/2014

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