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Applying for or renewing a licence 

The Australian Business Licence Information Service (ABLIS) is a free service with information on licence requirements. You can find out what licence you need and which forms to complete. Below are links to information about specific licences.

Specific licences

Online licence applications

Lodge your application for the following licences and certificates of registration online at the NSW Government Licensing Service.

  • Motor dealer's licence
  • Motor vehicle recycler's licence
  • Motor vehicle repairer's licence
  • Motor vehicle tradesperson's certificate
  • Tattooist licence
  • Tattoo parlour operator's licence
  • Valuer's registration

Online licence renewals

Lodge your renewal for the following licences and certificates of registration online at the NSW Government Licensing Service.

  • Business agent's licence
  • Certificate of registration (Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002)
  • Certificate of registration as a valuer
  • Conveyancer's licence
  • Corporation licence (Conveyancers Licensing Act 2003)
  • Corporation licence (Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002)
  • Home builder and tradesperson licences
  • Motor dealer's licence
  • Motor vehicle repairer's licence
  • Motor vehicle recycler's licence
  • On-site residential property manager's licence
  • Pawnbroker's licence
  • Real estate agent's licence
  • Second-hand dealer's licence
  • Stock and station agent's licence
  • Strata managing agent's licence

Occupational licensing and training

 For information about occupational licensing, training, mutual recognition and skills development across Australia, visit the Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts website at  www.licensinglinenews.com

Trading outside NSW

If your business will be trading outside New South Wales, check the Australian Business Licence and Information Service for any permits or licences required by other states or territories.

Telephone enquiries

General enquiries concerning business licensing can be made by telephoning NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 or online through ABLIS and for specific enquiries, refer to the list below:

Type of Licence

Business covered

Telephone

General Business

Motor dealers, pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers, motor vehicle repairers, valuers.

(02) 9619 8700

Home Building Home building, renovations, plumbing, electrical. 13 32 20
Property Services Real estate, business agent property, stock and station agent, conveyancing, strata managing agent, on-site residential property manager. (02) 9619 8799
TTY: (02) 9372 9085
(licence/certificate application and renewals)

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