The property developer (sole trader) licence allows you to:
- complete more than 6 residential property sales in any 12 month period
- market residential property in which you have an interest of at least 15 per cent.
You may conduct the business of a property developer either alone or with others.
To be eligible for this licence, you must:
- be 18 years or over
- be a suitable person, which means not:
- affected by bankruptcy action
- convicted of a serious offence in the previous five years
- disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
- being 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.
There are no training requirements for a property developer (director) licence.
Applying for a property developer (sole trader) licence
- meet the eligibility criteria
- 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