Special occasion permit application (Motor vehicle dealer)

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Who can apply for a Special Occasion Permit (Section 20H Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973) 

A dealer may apply to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection for a temporary permit to carry on business where a special occasion is being, or is to be, held at a place for a limited period and the dealer wishes to carry on business in premises at the place in connection with the occasion.

What do I need to lodge a complete application

An application must:

  • be lodged at least 7 days prior to the special occasion.
  • be submitted by the holder of a dealer’s licence that will be current at the time of the event, a licensed yard manager employed and authorised by the applicant licensee or the authorised event organiser (with a list of all participating dealers that will be licensed at the time of the event).
  • be accompanied by the non-refundable application fee for each permit. This is payable at the time of lodging the application.
  • detail the special occasion for which a temporary permit is being applied for and why the dealer wishes to carry on business on premises in connection with the occasion.

 A permit is not required for a ‘new vehicle only’ display in a location which is not staffed.
The Commissioner may, by notice in writing to the holder of a temporary permit, revoke the permit if the Commissioner considers there is justification for doing so. 

Should you require assistance with completing the application, please contact the Licensing Branch by telephone on 1300 30 40 64 (within Australia) or email cplicensing@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

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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