Registering as an auctioneer

There are two types of auctioneer registration — individual and company. Australian auctioneers can register under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement.

How to register

To register as an auctioneer, follow these steps.

Step 1

Apply to the Ministry of Justice for a copy of your criminal record. This may take up to 20 working days.

Ministry of Justice website — Get your own criminal record(external link)

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If you already have a copy of your criminal record that is dated no earlier than 6 months before your application, you can use this.

Step 2

Fill out the auctioneer application form relevant to your application.

Step 3

Email us or post us your completed application form and a copy of your criminal record.

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Step 4

When we receive your completed application we’ll invoice you for the registration application fee. You must pay this in full before you can be registered.

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We can’t refund this fee if your application is unsuccessful.

Step 5

Once we’ve received your payment we’ll assess your application. This may take up to a further 20 working days.

What happens next

If we’re satisfied that you meet the registration requirements:

  • your application will be accepted
  • your individual or company name will be added to the register of auctioneers, and
  • you’ll be issued with a registration certificate with a unique registration number and your date of registration.

If your application is refused, we’ll let you know why within 10 days from when the decision was made.

Register under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA)

If you’re registered as an auctioneer in Australia, you can apply to be acknowledged as a New Zealand auctioneer under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).

To apply for this, follow these steps.

Step 1

Complete the TTMRA mutual recognition form.

Trans-Tasman mutual recognition form [DOCX, 192 KB]

Step 2

Email or post us the completed form, along with confirmation of your registration as an auctioneer in Australia.

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What happens next

We’ll check your application and carry out verification checks. If we accept your application we will:

  • include you on the New Zealand Register of Auctioneers, and
  • send you a Certificate of Registration.