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Register as a motor broker salesperson

You must register to work as a salesperson for a motor dealer (broker). You must meet all criteria before we can issue a registration certificate.

Application for a motor salesperson registration certificate (PDF, 314KB)

Please note: you may only obtain a registration certificate if you work as an employee. If you are a contractor, you must have a full licence.

Authorised activities

On behalf of a motor dealer (broker), you may represent a client who is buying or selling a used vehicle.

You may not:

  • buy or sell used motor vehicles unless you are also a licensed motor dealer
  • auction vehicles or other goods unless you hold a chattel auctioneer licence
  • operate trust accounts
  • be in charge of a place of business.

Eligibility

To be eligible to register, you must be 18 or older.

Suitability

You are not suitable for a registration certificate if you:

  • are currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
  • have been identified by the Queensland Police Service as a participant in a criminal organisation
  • have been convicted of a serious offence within the past 5 years.

We also consider if you:

  • have a criminal history
  • were the subject of a successful claim fund action
  • have had your licence or registration certification cancelled or been suspended from holding one
  • have been previously disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
  • are disqualified from being a company director
  • are an insolvent under administration
  • are incapable of satisfactorily doing the job of a registration certificate holder
  • are unsuitable because of your character
  • are allowed to work in Australia.

Serious offences

A serious offence is anything punishable by 3 or more years in prison. These include:

  • violent offences (including threats to use violence)
  • fraud and dishonesty
  • drug trafficking
  • extortion
  • arson
  • unlawful stalking
  • offences of a sexual nature
  • new offences under Queensland’s Criminal Code of
    • recruiting a person to participate in a criminal organisation
    • consorting
  • an offence committed with a serious organised crime circumstance of aggravation applicable to a prescribed list of offences within the meaning of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992.

Insolvent under administration

If you are an insolvent under administration, you must give us written details of the following:

  • how you became an insolvent under administration (if this was your business, advise the type of business)
  • what steps you took to avoid going into insolvency
  • how much you owe to each creditor (list them all by name and amount)
  • whether you faced any charges relating to the insolvency.

You will also need to include a letter from your current employer that:

  • is on their company letterhead
  • outlines your role within the company
  • states if you will be in a position to influence significantly the management of their business.

Non-citizens

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you need to:

  • give us a certified copy of your passport
  • have a visa that allows you to work in Australia.

Lodgement

When you lodge the form, you will need to attach formal identification. These documents must be original or certified copies.

Your identification must be a certified copy of any of the following documents:

  • Birth certificate or extract
  • Driver licence
  • Passport
  • Citizenship certificate

You will need to pay certain fees when you lodge your application. These include:

  • the registration fee of $354.00 for 1 year or $601.50 for 3 years
  • a criminal history check fee of $39.55.

Criminal history check

To confirm your suitability, we will submit your application for a criminal history check. This will be thorough and may be time consuming.

If you were born in New Zealand or have a New Zealand passport, you need to get a copy of your criminal history or a letter indicating you have no criminal history from New Zealand. For more information, visit the New Zealand Ministry of Justice website.

You don’t have to pay any fees to get a New Zealand criminal history check. We can only accept original documents dated within one month of the date you send them to us. Please note it takes 20 working days to process a request for a New Zealand criminal history check.

Processing time

The processing time is 4–6 weeks. This can take longer if your application is not complete. This might be because of:

  • missing information
  • unpaid fees.

We will contact you if you submitted an incomplete application. You will need to complete the application before we can proceed. Otherwise, we may withdraw your application.

Refunds

Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a partial refund if:

  • you withdraw your application
  • we refuse your application.

You may also get a refund on the fees for your criminal history check if it hasn't been started.

Training

You do not need to do any training before you can register.