A Gladstone Park man must be on good behaviour for two years or risk further action, after a hearing at Broadmeadows’ Magistrates’ Court found he was trading in motor cars without a licence.
Consumer Affairs Victoria took action against Hans van Dyk, 63, alleging that he breached the Motor Car Traders Act 1986 by:
- purchasing 64 cars from car auction sites between January 2013 and February 2015, and
- in May 2015, offering to sell two motor cars to the general public via advertisements located on vehicles parked in Tullamarine, which featured his mobile phone number.
Mr van Dyk was ordered to pay $2000 to the Court Fund and court costs of $600.
Under Victorian law, anyone who buys, sells or exchanges four or more cars in a 12-month period (or offers to do so, including if they do this as an agent for someone else), is deemed to be a motor car trader, and must be licensed.
We have taken previous action against Mr van Dyk for unlicensed motor car trading.
Between 17 January 2011 and 25 June 2012, Mr van Dyk bought 45 cars at Altona North. He sold 30 vehicles at Tullamarine and elsewhere in Victoria between 28 February 2011 and 6 August 2012.
In that matter, Mr van Dyk pleaded guilty, without conviction, to four charges. He was ordered to pay $696 in costs and to make a $2000 donation to the Bill Hutchison Foundation. He was also placed on a one-year good behaviour bond.
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