How much your licence costs

You pay a one-off application fee when applying for a licence. You also pay annual levies. If you want to suspend your licence you pay an annual fee.

To apply for your licence

It costs $939.55 (including GST) to apply for a licence. If your application is declined, we’ll refund your levies, but not your application fee.

Type of fee or levy

Amount

Application fee - for processing your application

$187.00

Operational levy - to fund the costs of the Real Estate Authority

$597.00

Disciplinary levy - to fund the costs of the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal

$33.00

GST

$122.55

Total*

$939.55

* Please note there is a $28.75 (including GST)  processing fee for all manual applications, renewals and suspensions.

To renew your licence

You pay two levies each year before your licence expiry date. Your licence will be cancelled if your levies aren’t paid.

Type of levy

Amount

Operational levy - to fund the costs of the Real Estate Authority

$597.00

Disciplinary levy - to fund the costs of the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal

$33.00

GST

$94.50

Total*

$724.50

* Please note there is a $28.75 (including GST) processing fee for all manual applications, renewals and suspensions.

To suspend your licence

You pay an annual fee to put your licence on hold (suspend your licence).

​Type of fee

Amount

Annual suspension fee

$148.00

GST

$22.20

Total*

$170.20

* Please note there is a $28.75 (including GST) processing fee for all manual applications, renewals and suspensions.​

How to pay

You can pay by internet banking or you can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) via the licensee portal.

We cannot accept payments by phone.

Manual processing

Individual licence applications, renewals, and suspensions should be made via the licensee portal. If you are unable to use the licensee portal, you can manage your licence manually. There is a $25 ($28.75 including GST) processing fee for all manual applications, renewals and suspensions. Please contact us for a copy of the appropriate form and we will email it to you. 

Company licence applications are made manually and there is no processing fee for these.

Invoice and documents

You can find copies of your invoices, evidence of licence, and other licensing documents when you log into the Licensee Portal.

Once you login click ‘Documents’ in the top bar, located under the green ribbon. If you are in a different section of the portal you will first need to click ‘Update Details’ then select ‘Documents’ in the sub-heading.

Please note that your invoice will be generated within 24hrs of completing a licensing application.

If you’re looking for documents for a company, fist click ‘Update Agencies’, select the applicable company, then click ‘Documents’.

Fees and levies notice

The fees and levies notice confirms the effective dates of the current fees and levies.

Download the fees and levies notice here [PDF, 329 KB].

When we'll issue refunds

  • If you upgrade to a higher class of licence

    When we’ve approved your higher class of licence, you may want to complete a notice of voluntary surrender for your original licence and send it to us.

    Download the notice of voluntary surrender of licence [PDF, 525 KB].

    If you paid for the original licence by internet banking or cheque, please attach a deposit slip for the account the payment was made from. There is no need to do this if you paid by credit card.

    We’ll calculate the amount of the refund and process it within 20 days.

    We issue refunds based on the part of the year the licence isn't used.

  • If a licensee dies

    A member of the licensee's family needs to give us:

    • a copy of the death certificate
    • a bank deposit slip showing the account of the estate we need to pay the refund into
    • a copy of
      • the section of the will that identifies the appointed executor or
      • a copy of the power of attorney that appoints the person requesting the refund as executor
      • a completed statutory declaration (please contact us for this).

    We issue refunds based on the part of the year the licence isn't used and process it within 20 days.

  • When we don’t issue a refund

    • You suspend your licence (put it on hold).
    • You surrender your licence (give it up permanently).
    • We cancel your licence.

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