Business Broking Industry Regulations

Business broking is a state-regulated industry and laws will vary depending on where you are located. The industry is legislated under real estate legislation and licences are also managed through the body that overlooks real estate agent licenses.

Below is a breakdown the various acts and regulations in each state. 

Which body oversees business brokers:

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Relevant legislation:

Estate Agents Act 1980

Link to legislation

How to check licence:

Search the public register

Which body oversees business brokers:

NSW Fair Trading

Relevant legislation:

Property and Stock Agents Act 2002

Link to legislation

Property and Stock Agents Regulation 2014

Link to legislation

How to check licence:

Search the public register

Which body oversees business brokers:

Queensland Government

Relevant legislation:

Property Occupations Act 2014

Link to legislation

How to check licence:

Search the public register

Which body oversees business brokers:

Western Australian Government

Relevant legislation:

Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 (WA)

Link to legislation

Code of Conduct for Agents and Sales Representatives 2011 (WA)

How to check licence:

Search the public register

Which body oversees business brokers:

Government of South Australia

Relevant legislation:

Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994


Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Regulations 2010


Land Agents Act 1994 (SA)


Land Agents Regulations 2010 (SA)

Link to legislation

How to check licence:

Search the public register

Which body oversees business brokers:

Property Agents Board of Tasmania

Relevant legislation:

Property Agents and Land Transactions Act 2016 (TAS)

Link to legislation

Property Agents and Land Transactions Regulations 2017

Link to legislation

How to check licence:

Search the public register

Which body oversees business brokers:

ACT Government

Relevant legislation:

Agents Act 2003 (ACT)

Link to legislation

How to check licence:

Search the public register

Which body oversees business brokers:

Northern Territory Government

Relevant legislation:

Agents Licensing ACT (NT)

Link to legislation

Agents Licensing Regulations (NT)

Link to legislation

How to check licence:

Search the public register

It is always best to check with the state authority or a legal professional if you have any inquiries about a licence or legal matter.

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