Sales representatives must be registered with Consumer and Business Services (CBS). A sales representative is employed by a land agent and is involved in selling land and businesses. Registered land agents don't need a separate registration to work as a sales representative or property manager.
If you're an existing sales representative and also do property management, you must apply to have the property management condition added to your registration.
Sales representatives can also apply to include auctioneer as part of a new registration, or when upgrading an existing registration.
You won't be able to register if you have been convicted of an indictable offence of dishonesty, or convicted of a summary offence of dishonesty within the past 10 years.
Apply for or update your registration
You'll also need:
- to upload required documents such as qualifications - a photo of the documents taken with your smartphone or tablet is acceptable
- a valid credit or debit card (Mastercard or Visa) to pay the fee.
If you have a sales representative registration 'under supervision' you must work under the direct supervision of either:
- a registered agent
- a registered sales representative who has been registered for at least 2 years.
You must be accompanied by one of these registered individuals at all times when performing the functions of a sales representative.
Direct supervision can't be provided online.
You don't need to be directly supervised if you're performing administrative tasks that don't need registration such as:
- taking calls
- handling trust money
- assisting with the preparation of forms and agreements for approval by the agent or sales representative.
Check you have the right qualifications to register.
Auctioneers need to be qualified as either a land agent or a sales representative.
If you haven't completed the relevant qualifications, you can apply for a sales representative registration with a condition ‘under supervision’.
You'll need to:
- provide proof you're enrolled in one of the qualifications
- complete the required training within 12 months
- lodge an application to vary an existing licence
- pay the relevant fee to have the condition removed from your registration.
If you already have an interstate licence, you can apply for mutual recognition so your current licence will be recognised in South Australia.
If you're an interstate applicant, and not applying through mutual recognition, you'll need to provide evidence that you intend to work as a sales representative in South Australia.
Include with your application a copy of your National Police Certificate (NPC) no more than 12 months old.
Apply for an NPC through:
- South Australia Police
- National police checking service - Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
You don't need an NPC if you:
- are the 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.
|Sales representative registration type||Fee|
|Pre-grant fee (paid with new application)|
|Total fee payable for new application (includes 1 year registration)|
Total fee payable for new application (includes 1 year registration) |
(Interstate or NZ licence recognised in SA)
|Apply to add auctioneer to a licence (existing sales representatives)|
|Apply to add property manager condition (existing sales representatives)|
|Apply to vary a registration|
All real estate registrations are now digital and a physical card is not required. You can download your licence or registration to an Apple or Android smart phone or tablet using the mySAGOV app.
If there are situations where digital display is not possible - eg no internet coverage or a faulty phone - CBS officers checking for compliance will use alternative methods to check you are appropriately registered.
How to access your digital registration - Consumer and Business Services
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: