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MOTOR CAR TRADERS ACT 1986

Table of Provisions

PART 1--PRELIMINARY

  • 1 Purpose  
  • 2 Commencement  
  • 3 Definitions  
  • 4 Nature of transactions  

PART 2--LICENCES

  • 7 Motor car traders to be licensed  
  • 7A Deemed trading in motor cars  
  • 8 Application for licence  
  • 9 Refund of fee if application withdrawn  
  • 10 Notice of changes to details in application  
  • 11 Notice of application  
  • 11A Consent to disclosure of information  
  • 12 Consideration of application  
  • 12A Provision of information for the purposes of this Act  
  • 13 Grant or refusal of licence  
  • 13A Meaning of associate in section 13  
  • 14 Conditions of licence  
  • 15 Endorsement of licence  
  • 15A 2 year ban on applying for licence after refusal of application  
  • 16 Authority to sell motor cars at public auction  
  • 17 Name under which licensed motor car trader may operate  
  • 18 Form of licence  
  • 19 Change in partnership  
  • 19A Change in directors of bodies corporate  
  • 20 Licensee to give notice of certain changes  
  • 21 Licences to be returned  
  • 22 Register to be kept  
  • 23 Annual licence fee and statement  
  • 24 Extension of time  
  • 24A Failure to comply with section 23  
  • 25 Display of licence  
  • 26 Duplicate licence  
  • 27 Surrender of licence  
  • 28 Automatic cancellation of licence on bankruptcy etc.  
  • 29 Automatic suspension of licence if Fund claim upheld  
  • 29A Person involved in Guarantee Fund claim may regain licence etc. in special circumstances  
  • 29B Person with criminal record may be allowed limited right to hold licence etc.  
  • 29C Permission to continue to hold licence despite criminal act of partner or director  
  • 29D Authority may impose conditions  
  • 30 Disciplinary action  
  • 30A Authority may temporarily suspend insolvent etc. trader without hearing  
  • 31 Determination of disciplinary measures by Tribunal  
  • 31A Effect of suspension  
  • 31B Suspended and cancelled licences must be returned  
  • 32 Application for review  
  • 33 Disability etc. of licensee  
  • 34 Prescribed sign  

PART 3--CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

  • 35 Dealings book  
  • 35A Prohibited employees  
  • 35B Transitional provision concerning existing employees  
  • 36 Consignment selling prohibited  
  • 37 Dealing with young persons  
  • 38 Odometer tampering  
  • 39 Other orders  
  • 40 Findings in proceedings to be evidence  
  • 41 Agreements for sale of used motor car  
  • 42 Agreement for sale of new motor car  
  • 42A All registered cars must be sold with a roadworthy certificate  
  • 43 Cooling-off period  
  • 43A Credit Law excluded matter  
  • 44 Offence  
  • 45 Rescission  
  • 47 Powers of Magistrates' Court and Tribunal  
  • 48 Cancellation of security interest by motor car trader  
  • 49 Notification of Director by credit provider  
  • 50 Proceeds of sale or disposal to be held on trust  
  • 50A Offence to aid or abet an unlicensed trader  
  • 50B Right to sue providers of motor cars to unlicensed traders  

PART 3A--SALE OF MOTOR CARS BY AUCTION

  • 50C Definitions  
  • 50D Dummy bidding prohibited  
  • 50E Offences by auctioneers relating to bidding  
  • 50F Offence to procure dummy bid  
  • 50G Permissible vendor bids  
  • 50H Offence to falsely acknowledge bid  
  • 50I Contrary conditions are void  
  • 50J Auctioneer to keep records  

PART 4--SALE OF USED MOTOR CARS

  • 51 Definitions  
  • 52 Particulars to be displayed  
  • 54 Obligations of motor car trader  
  • 55 Excluded defects  
  • 56 Special conditions to be void  

PART 5--MOTOR CAR TRADERS CLAIMS COMMITTEE AND GUARANTEE FUND

PART 5A--ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS

  • 82 Production of identity card  
  • 82A Documents available for inspection  
  • 82AA Specified persons to produce documents and answer questions  
  • 82AB Third parties to produce documents and answer questions relating to trader's business  
  • 82AC Ministers, police, and public authorities to produce information to inspectors  
  • 82AD Certain other specified persons or bodies to produce information  
  • 82AE Powers on production of documents  
  • 82AF Order requiring supply of information and answers to questions  
  • 82AG Entry or search with consent  
  • 82AH Entry without consent or warrant  
  • 82AI Search warrants  
  • 82AJ Announcement before entry  
  • 82AK Details of warrant to be given to occupier  
  • 82AL Seizure of things not mentioned in the warrant  
  • 82AM Embargo notice  
  • 82AN Copies of seized documents  
  • 82AO Retention and return of seized documents or things  
  • 82AP Magistrates' Court may extend 3 month period  
  • 82AQ Requirement to assist inspector during entry  
  • 82AR Refusal or failure to comply with requirement  
  • 82AS Protection against self-incrimination  
  • 82AT Offence to give false or misleading information  
  • 82ATA Powers of court if requirement to produce information not complied with  
  • 82AU Application of provisions relating to inspections  
  • 82AV Service of documents  
  • 82AW Confidentiality  
  • 82AX Production of information to Authority  
  • 82AY Rule against self-incrimination does not apply  
  • 82B Verification of details supplied to the Authority  
  • 82C Extended time for prosecutions  
  • 82CA Who may bring proceedings for offences?  
  • 82D Power to serve a notice  
  • 82E Form of notice  
  • 82H Further proceedings concerning infringement notices  
  • 82I Application of Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012  

PART 6--MISCELLANEOUS

  • 83 Failure to disclose  
  • 83A Retention of documents  
  • 83B Offence to destroy documents required by the Act  
  • 83C Motor car traders must supply copies of agreements etc.  
  • 83D Complaints concerning motor car trader are privileged  
  • 84 Offence to place certain advertisements  
  • 84A False or misleading statements  
  • 84B Production of records  
  • 85 Corporations  
  • 85A Simplified procedure concerning proof that person traded in motor cars  
  • 86 Service of notices  
  • 86A Extension of time  
  • 87 Certificates  
  • 87A Waiver or refund of fees  
  • 88 Contracting out prohibited  
  • 88A Agreement not illegal etc. by reason of offence  
  • 88B Agreement voidable if section 37, 38, 41 or 42 breached  
  • 89 Other rights and remedies  
  • 89A Delegation by Director  
  • 90 Regulations  

PART 8--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

  • 120 Subrogation  
  • 121 Transitional—Motor Car Traders Amendment Act 2008  
  • 122 Further transitional—Motor Car Traders Amendment Act 2008  
  • ENDNOTES

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