Applying for or renewing a licence

The Australian Business Licence Information Service (ABLIS) is a free service with information on licence requirements, below are links to information about specific licences.

NSW registration of valuers stopped in March 2016. Go to the property valuers page for more information.

Online licence applications

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

  • 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

Online licence renewals

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

  • Business agent's licence
  • Certificate of registration (Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002)
  • 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

Visit the Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts website for information about occupational licensing, training, mutual recognition and skills development across Australia.

Trading outside NSW

If your business is trading outside of NSW, check the Australian Business Licence and Information Service for any permits or licence requirements for other states or territories.

Telephone enquiries

For general enquiries about business licensing, call NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 or to go to ABLIS.

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.

(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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