The motor dealer licence allows you to:
- obtain used motor vehicles for resale
- sell used motor vehicles
- sell used motor vehicles on consignment (on behalf of others for profit)
- 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 complete units or parts
- sell used motor vehicles as parts
- negotiate on a person´s behalf for the sale or purchase of a used motor vehicle.
To be eligible for a motor dealer licence, you must:
- be 18 years or over
- be a suitable person
- have at least one place of business in Queensland
- have completed the required training units through a registered training organisation.
An individual 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 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:
- 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.
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
- AURSCA3007 (Determine used motor vehicle stock requirements)
- AURSCA2003 (Apply sales procedures)
- AURSCA2005 (Sell products)
- AURSLA2001 (Apply legal requirements relating to product sale)
- AURSCA3010 (Appraise and purchase used motor vehicles to supplement stock for sale)
- AURAMA4005 (Manage complex customer issues)
- AURASA2002 (Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace)
- AURAFA2003 (Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace)
- AURACA2001 (Establish relations with customers)
AUR05 required units
- AURS338216A (Determine used motor vehicle stock requirements)
- AURS241303A (Apply sales procedures)
- AURS241769A (Sell product(s))
- AURS241803A (Apply legal requirements relating to product sales)
- AURS344330A (Inspect, appraise and purchase used motor vehicles to supplement stock for sale)
- AURC463238A (Manage complex customer issues)
- AURC270103A (Apply safe working practices)
- AURC270789A (Communicate effectively in the workplace)
- AURC270421A (Establish relations with customers)
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 training.gov.au.
Applying for a licence
To apply for a motor dealer 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 $1200.70 for one year or $2250.70 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 19/02/2014