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 Citizenship 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 the required modules from either of two Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Packages (AUR99 or AUR05).
- AUR38216A Determine used motor vehicle stock requirements
- AUR41303A Apply sales procedures
- AUR41769A Sell product
- AUR41803A Apply legal requirements relating to product sales
- AUR41903A Apply relevant finance, leasing and insurance contract/policies
- AUR44230A Inspect and appraise used motor vehicles in preparation for purchase
- AUR44355A Purchase used motor vehicles to supplement stock for sale
- AUR63238A Manage complex customer issues
- AUR70125A Follow workplace occupational health and safety procedures
- AUR70314A Contribute to workplace communication
- AUR70421A Establish relations with customer
- AURS338216A Determine used motor vehicle stock requirements
- AURS241303A Apply sales procedures
- AURS241769A Sell product
- AURS241803A Apply legal requirements relating to product sales
- AURC341903A Apply relevant finance, leasing and insurance contract/policies
- AURS344330A Inspect, appraise and purchase used motor vehicles to supplement stock for sale
- AURC463238A Manage complex customer issues
- AURC270103A Apply safe working conditions practices
- AURC270789A Communicate effectively in the workplace
- AURC270421A Establish relations with customers
Registered training organisations
For information on motor industry courses and training providers in Queensland, contact the National Training Information Service.
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 $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