Application for a car market operator registration

This publication is for: 
Licence holdersMotor industry

Who needs to hold a car market operator registration

Anyone who carries on the business of providing the premises for a car market must hold a car market operators registration.

A car market means a market for the sale, or offer, exposure or display for sale, of second-hand vehicles by persons other than the person providing the premises for the market but does not include an auction.

Vehicles displayed for sale at a car market cannot be owned by licensed motor vehicle dealers.

The following are entities to which a registration can be issued:

  • Sole proprietor (individual)
  • Firm (partnership)
  • Body corporate (company)

What do I need to do to lodge a complete application

To apply for a licence you must lodge a complete application. This means you must:

  • Complete all of the relevant sections of the correct application form.
  • Attach/pay the correct fee. This is payable at the time of lodging the application.
  • 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.
  • Sign the authorisation and declaration section of the form. This applies to all directors/partners or the sole trader.
  • 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.

Should you require assistance with completing the application, please contact the Licensing Branch by telephone on 1300 30 40 64 (within Australia) or email

Electronic communication

Consumer Protection sends courtesy renewal reminders to licensees. These reminders are sent electronically (via sms and email) so it is important that you inform Consumer Protection of your most up to date contact details.

The fees and forms page contains further details about:

  • how to lodge your application;
  • relevant fees; 
  • other licensing forms; and 
  • how to contact us.
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Last updated 22 Dec 2022

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