Welcome to MTAQ!

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTAQ) is the peak body representing the interests of employers in the retail service and repair sectors of Queensland’s automotive industry. 

The automotive industry is vital to Queensland’s economy. The industry is made up of 14,000 businesses and employs 68,000 people working in businesses such as car dealerships, mechanical workshops, smash repairers, and service stations. MTAQ comprises 11 separate divisions, each representing a specific industry sector. More...

Dob In a Backyarder

Unlicensed vehicle dealers are a serious problem in the used car industry. These operators create an uneven playing field for genuine dealers by avoiding the legal obligations including tax, stamp duty, record keeping and safety. 

Put backyarders out of business!



Being A Member

Membership of MTA Queensland offers a range of advantages. As a member of MTA Queensland you will be part of a unified industry-wide effort to promote and protect the interests of Queensland’s automotive industry.

Membership also offers a range of practical benefits. Members can access a range of valuable services including industrial relations advice, technical information and consumer complaints handling. Members can also save on business products from our corporate partners.

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MTA Institute Of Technology

The MTA Institute of Technology (MIT) is a training provider for industry, by industry. Established as a small member-focused operation in 1975, the Institute has grown to become the largest private provider of automotive vocational training in Queensland.

MIT is based out of the $10 million dollar Sir Jack Brabham Automotive Centre of Excellence in Eight Mile Plains, just south of Brisbane. This world-class facility was opened in 2012 and is equipped with the very latest equipment and technology to ensure students get the best possible training experience.

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MTAQ Store

Short on time? MTA Queensland’s stationery department can help!

We have all the industry-specific stationery you need to carry out your business smoothly and efficiently – all available at the click of a button.

Visit the store and take advantage of the great range and low prices. Need help? No worries! Contact the MTAQ stationery department and we will be happy assist. Call (07) 3237 8777 or email stationery@mtaq.com.au



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Find A Car

Auto Find MTA Queensland

MTA Queensland provides you with access to the participating dealers and their vehicles. 

Each member of the MTA Queensland abides by a Code of Ethics, so you can be assured that you
are "Dealing with someone you can trust".


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Latest News

  • Voluntary Motor Vehicle Code of Practice
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  • Abolition of registration stickers in QLD
    From 1 October 2014 vehicle registration stickers were abolished in QLD. This only applies to light vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, light trailers, light caravans, light buses, motorised wheelc...
  • 2015 Retail Motor Trade Diary
    We are now taking orders for the 2015 Retail Motor Trade Diary.They are $22 for Members and $25 for non-members (plus postage and handling).Diaries are due for delivery mid-November.Download the order...
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    Thanks to the overwhelming support from our Members and the industry, we are pleased to report that the 2014 President’s Ball is now SOLD OUT. We have also received many outstanding nominations for bo...
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