Real estate sales representative registration
Sales representatives work for land agents and are involved in selling land and businesses. Sales representatives must be registered with Consumer and Business Services (CBS).
Existing sales reps who want to also do property management must apply to have the property management condition added to their registration.
You can also apply to be an auctioneer as part of a new registration or when upgrading an existing one.
Registered land agents don't need a separate registration if they are working as a sales representative.
Existing sales representatives will notice a change to their conditions when they next renew their registration. Conditions have been expanded to give a clearer description of the work that sales reps are authorised to do. The scope of work hasn't changed and existing sales reps don't need to do anything.
Note - if your registration has been cancelled a new application will be required.
Before you begin
Check you have the right qualifications to register.
Auctioneers need to be qualified as either a land agent or a sales representative.
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.
Offences and convictions
You won't 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.
Include with your application a copy of your National Police Certificate (NPC) no more than 12 months old.
Apply for an NPC through:
- South Australian 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.
How to apply or update registration
You'll need to:
- upload a scanned copy of the required documents such as qualifications - a photo of the documents taken with your smartphone or tablet is acceptable
- use a valid credit card or debit card to make a payment - only MasterCard or Visa are accepted.
Complete the online form
|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)
|Application to add auctioneer to a licence (existing sales representatives)|
|Application to add property manager condition (existing sales representatives)|
|Application to vary a 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.
Phone 1300 668 531
Make sure you have your licence ready when you call. You can pay by credit card.
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 mySA GOV app. For more information visit my.sa.gov.au.
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: