Motor vehicle repair business - New application - Individual

This publication is for: 
Licence holdersMotor industry

Who needs to apply for a licence 

Anyone who operates a business that includes repairing or servicing motor vehicles is required to hold a Motor Vehicle Repair Business licence under the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003. However, business owners must also hold an individual Repairer’s Certificate issued by Consumer Protection in order to do repair work personally. 

Are you a partnership or body corporate wanting to apply for a repair business licence?

Please use the Motor vehicle repair business - New application - Partnership or body corp form.

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 application for a Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence.
  • Attach/pay the correct feeThis 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.
  • Meet the requirements for obtaining a repair business licence.
  • 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.

Should you require assistance with completing the application, please contact the Licensing Branch by telephone on 1300 304 064 (within Australia) or email.

How to submit your application

Once you have completed the application form and have all of your supporting documents ready, you can lodge your application in one of three ways:

Online  By Post In person (including payments
Lodge and pay for your application 

If you are submitting your application by post and are making payment by credit card, you must also complete the Application Payment Form and attach it to your application. Applications received without payment cannot be accepted.

Post to:

Licensing Services
Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Locked Bag 100

Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm

Customer Service
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street


Electronic communication

Consumer Protection sends courtesy renewal reminders to licensees. These reminders are sent electronically (via sms and email) so it is important to inform Consumer Protection if you need to update your contact details.

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Last updated 04 Dec 2023

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