Motor vehicle salespeople, yard managers and auctioneers

Motor vehicle salesperson's licence

What is a motor vehicle salesperson?

A salesperson is someone who is employed or engaged by or on behalf of a dealer to buy or sell motor vehicles.

A salesperson's licence is needed if you:

  1. Buy or sell vehicles (e.g. write up purchase contracts).
  2. Complete sales contract documentation.
  3. Take a customer for a demonstration drive.
  4. Show vehicles to a customer.
  5. Survey or discuss customer needs.

You will not require a salesperson's licence if you only:

  1. Write up finance (not purchase) contracts.
  2. Sell after-care products.
  3. Arrange insurance.
  4. Record customers' details for the purpose of introducing a customer to a licensed salesperson.

What you need to do to get a licence

To obtain a motor vehicle salesperson licence, you must:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Pay the appropriate fee.
  3. Prove you are a 'fit and proper person' and of 'good character and repute'; that is, you have no recent significant criminal convictions, as determined by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection. (A National Police Certificate must be provided with your application to establish this criterion).
  4. Show you have sufficient knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act by successfully completing the motor vehicle salesperson licensing course conducted by an approved training provider.

If you are thinking of becoming a motor vehicle salesperson and want more information contact the Licensing Branch on 1300 304 064.

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