Apply for or renew a motor vehicle trader licence

CBOS services over the Christmas break

CBOS will be closed from 12 noon Monday 24 December 2018 until 9am Tuesday 2 January 2019. All online services will be available during this time.

Gas Standards and Safety - GSS appraisal and inspection services will not be available during this period and will resume on 2 January 2019. GSS will attend to any gas-related incidents and emergencies. Contact GSS by ringing 1300 654 499.

Rental Deposit Authority - Claims, disputes and emails received after close of business Friday 21 December 2018 will not be processed until services resume on 2 January 2019. You can ring 1300 654 499 between 8.45am to 4.45pm during this time except on weekends and public holidays.

Anyone who buys, sells or exchanges 6 or more vehicles in a year must be licensed as a motor vehicle trader.

A motor vehicle trader licence is valid for 3 years


The Motor Vehicle Traders Act 2011 (external link) provides for the licensing of motor vehicle traders, regulates the conduct of motor vehicle traders and their sales persons and ensures the rights of anyone who purchases certain motor vehicles are adequately protected.

It provides for warranties on certain new and used motor vehicles and allows for the regulation of park and sell operators.

Renewing an expired motor vehicle trader licence

If you hold an expired licence, you cannot work as a Motor Vehicle Trader

For the first renewal after the new system is live, you will receive a renewal reminder notice in the mail approximately 8 weeks before the expiry date on your licence card.

If the option to Renew your licence is no longer available through your My Licence account, you will need to submit a new application online.

To learn more about applying for a new Employee licence, please read the Guide to licensing services for Motor Vehicle Traders June 2018 (pdf, 2.2 MB).


  1. Read the information on this licence page so you know what to do and what documents to provide (new application and renewal)
  2. Read the Personal Information Protection Statement  (new application and renewal)
  3. Prove your identity  and have your photo taken at a Service Tasmania shop (new application only), and take with you
    1. The application or payment receipt (download and print online) and your identification  to Service Tasmania
  4. Give consent for us to order you a National Police record check (new application and renewal)
  5. Scan and save (computer or storage device like a USB) a digital copy of:
    1. certified copy from the National Personal Insolvency Index (external link) (bankruptcy report) dated within the previous 3 months (new application and renewal)
    2. existing duty exemption certificate (if held) (new application and renewal)
  6. Have a credit card ready to pay for your licence fee  online or pay at any Service Tasmania shop (external link) (new application and renewal)


When you are completing your online application or renewal, you will need to answer a set of suitability questions. If you answer YES to any of these, you must provide a reason why.

Apply for your licence

Step 1. Save documents to a computer or a storage device like a USB (see checklist)

Step 2. Select Apply Now (below)

Step 3. Pay the licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Step 4. Have a photo taken for your licence card at any Service Tasmania shop (external link) and prove your identity

Apply Now

Renew your licence

Step 1. Save documents to a computer or a storage device like a USB (see checklist)

Step 2. Select Renew Now (below)

Step 3. Pay the licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Step 4. If your licence photo has expired, have a photo taken at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Renew Now

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