Motor Vehicle Dealers' Licensing Kit

According to the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973 a motor vehicle dealer is someone who

  • carries on the business of buying or selling vehicles; or a financier; or a car hire operator.
  • sells or exchanges four or more vehicles in any 12 month period to or with persons who are not dealers.
Motor vehicle dealing
Motor vehicle dealing, by Consumer Protection
 

There are three types of licence and one registration for motor vehicle dealing in Western Australia

1. You need a motor vehicle dealer licence if you
  • make a business out of buying and selling vehicles;
  • act as an agent for others for the purpose of buying of selling cars. This includes selling by auction;
  • act as a financier for the purpose of buying or selling cars; or
  • operate a car rental business.

 

2. You need a motor vehicle yard manager licence if you
  • are employed by a dealer to manage or supervise his/ her business of buying or selling vehicles on his/ her premises.

 

3. You need a motor vehicle salesperson licence if you
  • are employed by a dealer in his/ her business of buying or selling vehicles on his/ her premises; but
  • you are NOT the yard manager.

 

4. You need a car market operator registration if you
  • carry on the business of providing premises for a car market (whether or not those premises are used for any other purpose).

 

Dealer Licence

To obtain a motor vehicle dealer licence

Yard Manager Licence

To obtain a motor vehicle yard manager licence

Salesperson Licence

To obtain a motor vehicle salesperson licence

You may qualify to be a trainee salesperson while you are waiting for your licence to be granted.

Car Market Operator Registration

To obtain a car market operator registration

For more information

Detailed information motor vehicle dealer, yard and salesperson licenses can be found on the motor vehicle industry Vehicle sellers page.

Download the Buying or selling motor vehicles? You may need a licence! flyer.

If you have any questions about applying for a motor vehicle dealer licence, motor vehicle yard manager licence, motor salesperson licence or a car market operator registration, please contact the Licensing Branch on 1300 304 064 or email cplicensing@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

 

 

 

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