Licensing

Business Licensing Authority – Consumer Affairs Victoria

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Update

The Business Licensing Authority website has now merged with the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.

Jurisdictional arrangements for licensing remain the same, however all of your licensing and regulation information is now available in the one location on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.

You can access this information via the following links:

Who we are

Victoria’s Business Licensing Authority (BLA) provides licences to businesses that need one to operate lawfully.

In performing our role, we balance the interests of business, consumers and the public.

The BLA and Consumer Affairs Victoria share office space and work together closely.

The BLA is an independent regulator within the Victorian Government’s Justice portfolio, operating under the Business Licensing Authority Act 1998 (the Act).

It licenses and registers:

  • conveyancers
  • estate agents
  • motor car traders
  • owners corporation managers
  • rooming house operators
  • second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers
  • sex work service providers.

The Act requires that

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