Real estate

Auctioneer registration

Auctioneers are licensed professionals who conduct auctions for the sale of a property. To become an auctioneer you must be registered as a land agent or sales representative.

New applications are required when:

  • registering for the first time
  • re-applying for a registration that was cancelled
  • applying for a different registration type.

Before you begin

Qualifications and training

Auctioneers need to be qualified as either a land agent or a sales representative.

Land agent qualifications (PDF 52.4KB)

Sale representative qualifications (PDF 57.75KB)

They also need a statement of attainment for units provided in one of these training packages:

  • CPP07 - Property Services Training Package:
    • CPPDSM4004A - Conduct auction
    • CPPDSM4019A - Prepare for auction and complete sale
  • PRD01 - Property Development and Management Training Package:
    • PRDRE26A - Conduct property sale by auction

Offences and convictions

You may not be able to register if you (or a director of the company) has been convicted of an 'indictable offence' of dishonesty, or convicted of a 'summary offence' of dishonesty within the past 10 years.

Police clearance

Include with your registration a copy of your National Police Certificate (NPC) no more than 12 months old.

Apply for an NPC through:

You do not need an NPC if you:

  • are director of a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange
  • have lodged an NPC with CBS within the last year
  • are an overseas resident and have never lived in Australia
  • have held a licence within the last year and are applying for an equivalent licence
  • have already supplied an NPC for a different licence issued under the Land Agents Act 1994.

How to apply

Add the 'auctioneer' option when filling out the land agent application form or the sales representative application form.

Land agent registration

Sales representative registration


Real estate professionals need to renew their registration every 12 months.


Make sure you have your licence number ready to renew online. You can pay by credit card using our secure service.

Renew now


Phone 1300 668 531

Make sure you have your licence ready when you call. You can pay by credit card.


Make cheque or money orders payable to the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs and attach to the front page of your renewal.

Consumer and Business Services
GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001

In person

Renew and pay for your licence at:

CBS Customer Service Centre
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

or a Service SA regional office.

Renewal fees

Type of registrationFee
Body corporate (company) $535
Individual land agent $355
Sales representatives $227
Property manager $200
Replacement licence card $27

Digital licences

You can download your licence or registration to an Apple or Android smart phone or tablet using the mySA GOV app. Hard copy licences will still be issued and it's a good idea to carry these with you until digital licences become widely accepted. For more information visit

Changes that affect registration

Notify CBS within 14 days if you have committed an offence or have had legal restrictions placed on your work or business, such as bankruptcy, financial receivership, suspended or disqualified work licence.

You will also need to advise CBS when you:

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Online: Contact CBS

Phone131 882

In person:
91 Grenfell Street

GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001

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