Obligations for estate agents practising in Victoria under mutual recognition or automatic mutual recognition

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Regardless of whether you are working in Victoria as a real estate agent with a Victorian licence obtained under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth) or using your home state licence to work in the state under the provisions allowed through Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR), it is your responsibility to understand and abide by all the requirements as outlined by the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 and the Estate Agents Act 1980 and associated regulations.

Operating as an estate agent in Victoria

You are required to comply with the requirements of the Victorian legislation covering the activities of estate agents. These cover:

Additional requirements under mutual recognition and automatic mutual recognition

  • You can only undertake activities that you are allowed to perform under your licence or registration in your home state or territory.
  • If Victorian Law permits a wider range of Estate Agent activities than your home state or territory, you are only able to perform the activities in Victoria that you are permitted to in your home state or territory.
  • If your home state or territory permits you to undertake an activity that Victorian laws do not permit, you can not undertake that activity in Victoria under AMR or Mutual Recognition.
  • While undertaking an activity as an Estate Agent in Victoria, you are subject to Victorian legislation and disciplinary arrangements.
  • Suspension or cancellation of your ability to work in Victoria will also result in your registration or licence in your home state being suspended or cancelled.