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NSW Fair Trading have implemented licensing changes to the real estate and property industry from March 2020. To learn more about the changes visit the Fair Trading website or call 13 32 20.


If you'd like to buy, sell, exchange, let or lease real estate, or conduct real estate auctions, you'll need a real estate agent licence. This licence allows you to work with parcels of property less than 20 hectares. You can apply for this licence online. 


To be eligible, you must:

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be fit and proper to hold a licence
  • have paid the relevant contribution to the Property Services Compensation Fund
  • have successfully completed the real estate agent licence course – CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services
  • have your principal place of work in NSW, or within 50 km of the NSW border.

What you need

  • your personal details and business details
  • a copy of your identity document (such as driver's licence, photo card, passport)
  • evidence of your qualifications
  • evidence of professional indemnity 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).

How to apply

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  3. Download, print and complete any applicable forms.
  4. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  5. Select 'Start'.
  6. Log in or create an account.
  7. Complete the online form.
  8. Attach all relevant documentation.
  9. Submit your application.

If you already hold a property licence and are applying for an additional licence:

  1. Complete the Property, stock and business agents: application for a licence (Individual) – PDF.
  2. Make sure you've attached all the required documents.
  3. Visit a service centre and submit your application.

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