Learn about the different types of motor car trader licences, and apply for the one that is most relevant to you. Renew and update your licence details online, and understand your obligations to maintain it.
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Definition of a motor car
The term ‘motor car’ has a broad legal meaning.
Specifically, a motor car is a vehicle used (or intended to be used) on a roadway and built to be propelled by a motor that forms part of that vehicle. For more details, refer to section 3 of the Road Safety Act 1986.
Generally, if you deal in four or more cars per year, you need a licence. In some circumstances, you need a licence if you deal in fewer than four cars. For more details, view our Definitions – motor car traders page.