Voluntarily suspending your licence

You can choose to suspend your licence at any time. You must not carry out any real estate agency work while your licence is suspended and you cannot suspend a licence retrospectively.

How to voluntarily ​suspend your licence

Go to the Lice​nsee Portal

You can suspend your licence online using the Licensee Portal. You will need a RealMe login.

When you have logged​ in, select ‘Suspend Licence’ from the green navigation ribbon on the Licensee Portal homepage.

We will send you a confirmation email on the date that you have chosen to voluntarily suspend your licence to confirm your licence has been suspended.

If for some reason you can’t suspend your ​licence online using the Licensee Portal or need help, please contact us​.

Things to note whe​n vo​luntarily suspending your licence

  • You can suspend your licence for up to 7 years. However, if you have an agent's or branch manager's licence, you are required to have 3 years real estate agency work in the last 10 years to be eligible to renew your licence.  Please take this into account when considering the length o​f time you are intending to suspend your licence.

  • You must pay a suspension fee when you suspend your licence. You can pay by credit card or account-to-account transfer. See the Fees and Levies page for details of the fee.

  • If you suspend your licence for more than a year, you must pay an annual suspension fee.  This is due on the anniversary of the suspension. If you don't pay the annual fee, your licence will be cancelled.

Paying your​​ an​​nual suspension fee

You can pay your annual suspension fee online usi​ng the Licensee Portal. You will need a RealMe login.

When you have logged​ in, select ‘Suspend Licence’ from the green navigation ribbon on the Licensee Portal homepage. Select ‘Pay annu​al suspension fee’.

​If for some reason you can't pay your annual fee online using the Licensee Portal or need some help, please contact us​. If you don't pay the annual fee, your licence will be cancelled and you will not be able to reapply for a licence for a minimum of 5-years.

Extending your suspe​​nsion

​If you have previously suspended your licence ​you can extend your voluntary licence suspension online using the Licensee Portal. You need a RealMe login.

You need to submit the suspension extension application before your current suspension ends. You can check your suspension end-date in the Licence Details page in the Licensee Portal.

You can extend your suspension for 12 months at a time. When you have logged​ in, select ‘Suspend Licence’ from the green navigation ribbon on the Licensee Portal homepage. Select 'Extend your Suspension'. You must pay a suspension fee when you extend your suspension. See the Fees and Levies​ page for details of the fee.

If for some reason you can't extend your suspension online using the Licensee Portal or need some help, please contact us. If you don't extend your suspension, your licence will revive​ and become active again.

If you want to​ reviv​e your licenc​​e earlier than expected

​You need to complete the form Notice of revival of voluntarily suspended licence​ (.pdf 462KB). You can not revive your licence o​nline using the Licensee Portal.

Continuing education requi​rements

Afte​r being suspended for less​ than 12 months

If your lic​ence is suspended for less than 12 months you will need to make​​ sure you complete the co​ntinuing ed​ucation requir​ements​ for both the calendar year in which you suspended your licence as well as for the year in which you reactivate your licence – if they are different years. The continuing education requirements for the year you suspended your licence must be completed within six weeks of your licence being revived.


After being suspended for 12 months ​​or longer

If your licence is suspended for 12 months or more, you will need to complete a refresher training course of 10 hours o​f verifiable training focused on ensuring you are up to speed with any significant issues or changes in the law. You have until the second renewal of your licence (following the revival of your licence) to complete this refresher training.  This training must be completed through an approved provider and is set by the REAA.

​This training will be in addition to the 10+10 continuing education requirements​ you will need to complete in the calendar year after you revive your licence.