If you have an Australian real estate licence or registration
If you have an Australian licence or registration, you’re entitled to work in real estate in New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act (TTMRA).
You must apply for a New Zealand licence first. It’s illegal to carry out real estate agency work in New Zealand unless you have submitted a licence application to us and we have advised you are eligible to start work.
If you’re licensed or registered in New South Wales
If you’re licensed or registered in New South Wales, you need to complete unit standard 23137 within 6 months of being deemed licensed in New Zealand. This unit standard is about demonstrating your knowledge of preparing a sale and purchase agreement and facilitating the sale of real estate.
You need to complete this unit standard because the real estate profession in New South Wales is different to that in New Zealand. In particular, you’re not authorised to prepare sale and purchase agreements in New South Wales.
After you’ve given us evidence that you’ve completed this unit standard and you’ve had 6 months' experience as a licensee in New Zealand, you can:
- prepare sale and purchase agreements for land, interest in land, the goodwill of a business or chattels
- give advice about legal rights and obligations related to this kind of agreement.
If you’re licensed or registered in Queensland
A licensed or registered real estate professional in Queensland can’t conduct auctions unless they're also registered as an auctioneer. Therefore, you can’t conduct auctions in New Zealand even though other real estate licensees can.
Your New Zealand licence will include a condition that forbids you from conducting auctions. This is a legal requirement under section 25 of the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997.
Last updated 2 August 2022