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Renew or restore your property licence or registration certificate

Your licence or registration is valid for either 1 or 3 years, whichever you choose. You must renew it before it expires. It’s illegal to work without a valid licence or registration.

If you are unsure when your licence or registration certificate expires:

Renew your licence or registration certificate

We will send you a renewal notice 4–6 weeks before the expiry date. If you are a real estate salesperson you can also apply to renew online. You only need your licence number to start. You will be prompted to create a Queensland Government account. You don't have to do this but if you do, we'll be able to prefill the form with your personal details and give you status updates on the progress of your renewal.

If your licence or registration is expiring and you haven’t received the renewal form, please contact us and ask for a new one.

To renew, you must:

  • complete the renewal form
  • tell us whether you’re applying for a 1-year or 3-year licence
  • give us the names and addresses of any business associates
  • pay the fee, including criminal history check fee, stated on your form.

Make sure to check that the details on your renewal form are correct. You must lodge your renewal before your licence or registration expires.

You may only submit your form:

Renewal fees

Your renewal must include the following fees:

Class of licence

1-year renewal 3-year renewal

Individual licence (most types)

$699.55

$1,941.95

Individual registration (all types)

$162.10

$393.90

Corporate licence (all types)

$396.65

$1,032.15

You must also pay $39.00 per person for a 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.

Trust accounts

When you renew your licence, you must report on how you managed your trust accounts in the licence audit period. You will need to submit an audit report on all trust accounts operated. Trust account audit reports can be lodged online.

You don’t need to do this as a registered salesperson.

If you didn’t manage any trust accounts at all, you must make a statutory declaration. This is a legally binding statement and must say that you did not:

  • operate a trust account
  • receive any funds on behalf of another person.

Restore your licence or registration certificate

If your licence or registration expires, you have 3 months to apply to restore it. Remember, you cannot work without a valid licence or registration. We will send you a reminder letter if you do not renew your licence before it expires. If you are a real estate salesperson you can also apply to restore online.

Contact us if you need a new form.

To restore your licence or registration, you must:

  • complete the restoration form
  • tell us whether you’re applying for a 1-year or 3-year licence
  • give us the names and addresses of any business associates
  • pay the fee, including criminal history check fee, stated on your form.

Make sure to check that the details on your renewal form are correct. We must receive your form before the 3-month deadline.

You may only submit your form:

Restoration fees

If you choose to restore an expired licence, you will need to pay a late fee. Your restoration fee will include a late fee of:

  • $109.30 for an individual or corporate licence
  • $19.60 for a registration.

Class of licence

1-year restoration 3-year restoration

Individual licence (most types)

$808.85

$2,051.25

Corporate licence (all types)

$505.95

$1,141.45

Individual registration (all types)

$181.70

$413.50

You must also pay $39.00 per person for a criminal history check.

Lapsed licences

You may only restore an expired licence or registration during the first 3 months after the expiry date. After this, you must apply for a new licence. You may not work until we approve your new licence.

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.

You can continue to work until a decision is made on your application, provided you submitted your:

  • renewal form before your licence or registration expired
  • restoration form within 3 months of your licence or registration expiring.

Trust accounts

When you restore your licence, you must report on how you managed your trust accounts in the licence audit period. You will need to submit an audit report on all trust accounts operated. Trust account audit reports can be lodged online.

You don’t need to do this as a registered salesperson or if you were an employed licensee for the whole licence audit period.

If you didn’t manage any trust accounts at all, you must make a statutory declaration. This is a legally binding statement and must say that you did not:

  • operate a trust account
  • receive any funds on behalf of another person.

Do it online

Some Fair Trading services are now online. Access our online forms.

Make a payment

You can complete an online form and return later to pay the required amount using your customer reference number (CRN).

Last updated
7 September 2017
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