Types of licences to sell motor vehicles

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Motor industry

There are three types of licence and one registration for motor vehicle dealing.

Motor Vehicle Dealer's Licence

In order to carry out motor vehicle dealing in Western Australia a person must have a motor vehicle dealer's licence.

Dealing in motor vehicles means:

  • carrying on any class or description of business of buying or selling vehicles
  • acting as an agent for other people in relation to buying or selling motor vehicles, (including selling by auction)
  •  acting as a financier or operating a car rental business.

Find out more about the motor vehicle dealer's licence.

Motor vehicle yard manager's licence

A "Yard Manager" is someone who is employed or engaged by or on behalf of a dealer to manage or supervise that dealer's business of buying or selling vehicles at one of the dealer's premises.

Find out more about the motor vehicle yard manager's licence.

Motor vehicle salesperson's licence

A "Salesperson" is someone who is employed or engaged by or on behalf of a dealer in the buying or selling of motor vehicles other than in the capacity of yard manager.

Find out more about the motor vehicle salesperson's licence.

Car market operator's registration

A "Car Market Operator" is someone who carries on the business of providing premises for a car market (whether or not those premises are used for any other purpose).

Find out more about the car market operator's registration.

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