Motor Vehicle Repairers' Licensing Kit

In Western Australia the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003 says: 

  • If you operate a motor vehicle repair business you must hold a Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence (MRB). 
  • Individuals wishing to carry out classes of repair work on or to motor vehicles are required to hold a Motor Vehicle Repairer's Certificate. 
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Motor vehicle repair business licence or motor vehicle repairer's certificate: what's the difference?

Are you:
  • the owner of a motor vehicle repair business?
  • a self-employed motor vehicle repairer?
  • the operator of a mobile repair business?
  • an employer of a certified repairer who supervises repair work?

 

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, you need a motor vehicle repair business licence

 Do you:
  • own a repair business and do repair work?
  • supervise the repair work of others?
  • work under a supervisor who does not have a certificate for the same class of repair work as you?
  • do repair work unsupervised?

 

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, you need a motor vehicle repairer's certificate

Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence (MRB)

To obtain a motor vehicle repair business licence

  • Ensure you have an appropriate premises from which to operate. 
  • Download the application for a motor vehicle repair business licence and complete all relevant sections of the form. 
  • Provide the relevant Police Check(s), which are not more than three (3) months old at the time of lodgement, for all partners/directors or the sole trader. Only Police Checks issued by  our list of approved providers will be accepted.
  • Attach/pay the correct fee. This is payable at the time of lodging the application.
  • Check to make sure that the application form is complete and that you have provided all relevant supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned to you.

Certified copies of supporting documents will be accepted and original documents will not be returned. A list of occupations that are authorised to certify documents can be found on our Authorised witness page.

Motor Vehicle Repairer's Certificate

To obtain a motor vehicle repairer's certificate

  • Decide which class or classes of repair work you require.
  • Check which qualifications or training courses you need to complete to get the certificate or licence you need.
  • Download the application for a motor vehicle repairer's certificate.
  • Provide the relevant Police Check(s), which are not more than three (3) months old at the time of lodgement, for all partners/directors or the sole trader. Only Police Checks issued by  our list of approved providers will be accepted.
  • Attach/pay the correct feeThis is payable at the time of lodging the application.
  • Check to make sure that the application form is complete and that you have provided all relevant supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned to you.

For more information

Detailed information about repair business licenses and repairer’s certificates can be found on the motor vehicle repairer's licensing FAQ.

Download the Motor vehicle repair business licence or motor vehicle repairer’s certificate: what’s the difference? flyer.

If you have any questions about applying for a Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence or Motor Vehicle Repairer's Certificate, please contact the Licensing Branch on 1300 304 064 or email cplicensing@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

 

 

 

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