INFORMATION FROM NSW FAIR TRADING

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To work within the NSW property industry as an agent, you need to have either a certificate of registration or a licence required for the work you will be doing.

ELIGIBILITY
AGENT’S LICENCE

All applicants for a licence must prove that they:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • are a fit and proper person to hold a licence. Any person in partnership with a licensee  in a property agency must also be a fit and proper person
  • have the qualifications required for the licence or class of licence for which they are applying
  • have not been disqualified
  • have paid the relevant contribution to the Property Services Compensation Fund.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as evidenced under a work log book
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

All applicants for a certificate of registration must prove that they:

  • are at least 16 years of age
  • are a fit and proper person to hold a certificate of registration
  • have the qualifications required for the type of certificate of registration for which they  are applying
  • have not been disqualified.
CORPORATION LICENCE

All applicants for a corporation licence must prove that:

  • the corporation is fit and proper to hold a licence
  • each director of the corporation is a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • no director or executive officer is a disqualified person
  • at least one of the directors holds an individual licence for the industry sector in which the corporation  proposes to operate
  • the corporation has paid the relevant contribution to the Property Services Compensation Fund.

Before applying for a licence or certificate in the property services industry, find out about:

  • Licence types
  • Qualifications
  • Conditional licences
  • Fees
  • Service NSW application process
HOW TO APPLY
AGENT’S LICENCE

To apply for a licence or certificate please click on this link to the service NSW website:

You will need:

  • 2 forms of identification (eg. driver’s licence; Medicare card)
  • Your unique student identifier (USI)
  • A copy of your Statement of Attainment
  • Credit card to process your application.
  1. Download and complete the Application for Certificate of Registration – PDF.
  2. Gather the required documentation.
  3. To submit your application:

OR

You will need:

  • 2 forms of identification (eg. driver’s licence; Medicare card)
  • Your unique student identifier (USI)
  • A copy of your Statement of Attainment for the full qualification
  • Credit card to process your application.
  • Evidence of professional indemnity insurance (or your employer’s insurance)
  • Business name registration from ASIC (if applicable)
  • Notification of Partnership Particulars – PDF (if applicable)
  • Licensee-in-Charge Details – PDF (if applicable)
  • Your interstate licence if operating outside NSW borders (if applicable).

To apply for a Corporation Licence follow this link:

ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS:

Application for Certificate of Registration

Application for a Licence – Agent

Application Pathways

NSW Fair Trading – Fees