Motor Car Traders Claims Committee - Industry Representative | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 25-Mar-2019
Application Close Date: 26-Apr-2019
Melbourne - CBD
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Motor Car Traders Claims Committee

Applications invited for Industry representative

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, the Hon Marlene Kairouz MP, is seeking expressions of interest to fill an industry representative member vacancy on the Motor Car Traders Claims Committee (MCTCC).

The MCTCC is established under the Motor Car Traders Act 1986 (the Act) to determine compensation claims made against the Motor Car Traders' Guarantee Fund (the Fund).

Consumer claims for compensation can be made after a motor car trader (who is licensed or who the claimant reasonably believed to be licensed) has under the Act failed to:

  • comply with certain provisions in the Act such as the statutory warranty provision,
  • transfer a good title to a car,
  • comply with an agreement to pay the purchase price to a person who sold the car to the trader,
  • pay transfer/registration fees or stamp duty or provide a roadworthiness certificate,
  • remit money paid to the trader as a purchase price for an insurance policy or warranty,
  • satisfy a Court/Tribunal order,
  • provide a refund under an agreement following termination of a contract, or
  • deliver a car that has been paid for.

The maximum amount that can be paid from the Fund for a claim is $40,000.

Work Commitment

Unless otherwise required, the MCTCC meets once a month (usually on the first Tuesday of each month). The MCTCC comprises a quorum when it consists of the Chairperson and one industry representative member and one consumer representative member. There is a small pool of industry and consumer representatives which sit on a rotational basis, subject to availability.

An agenda and accompanying claim documents are sent out electronically to members in the week prior to the scheduled meeting. The hours of each meeting are usually from 10.00am to 2.00pm. MCTCC members are expected to have read the papers before each meeting.


The current remuneration rate is $468 per day.

Work location

Meetings for the MCTCC are held at 121 Exhibition Street in Melbourne.

Application and selection process

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • extensive knowledge and experience of the motor car trading industry;
  • detailed knowledge of the legislative obligations of a licensed motor car trader;
  • an understanding, or the ability to acquire an understanding, of the responsibilities and obligations of a statutory office holder; and
  • good communication skills.

The following would be well regarded:

  • involvement with a relevant industry body; and
  • mechanical interest or expertise in motor vehicles.

You can apply by emailing your curriculum vitae with a covering letter addressing the selection criteria to

Applications must be received by Friday 26 April 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications received will be assessed by an independent panel and interviews may be conducted.

The Selection Panel will make a recommendation to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation for final consideration.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring its boards and committees reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. This includes women, Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.


Please note that the successful applicant will be required to complete a Declaration of Private Interests and be subject to probity checks comprising:

  • a National Criminal Records Check
  • a search of the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia National Personal Insolvency Index, and
  • a search of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Register of Banned and Disqualified Persons.

For more information about the MCTCC, please visit the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.