Property services licence check

The activities of property agents, their salespeople and on-site residential property managers are regulated under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002. All real estate agents (including a buyer’s agent), stock and station agents, business agents, strata managing agents and on-site residential property managers must hold an appropriate licence. Auctions for land or livestock must be carried out by a licensed real estate agent or a stock and station agent who is accredited as an auctioneer. Salespeople and managers who work for agents must hold the relevant licence or certificate of registration.

You should always do a check before dealing with an agent, on-site residential property manager, salesperson or manager. NSW Fair Trading keeps a record of this information including:

  • name and business address of the holder
  • the category of the licence or certificate
  • the licence or certificate number
  • date of issue and expiry
  • disciplinary action taken against the licence or certificate holder.


This facility only contains information about action which has been taken from 1 September 2003 onwards as this is the day on which the Property Stock and Business Agents Act 2002, the Act under which property agents are regulated, commenced. Fair Trading’s privacy policy contains important information. It is very important that you read it. You will be taken to have accepted that policy (even if you do not follow that link) if you access any page on the NSW Fair Trading website.

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