Second-Hand Dealer Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that involves buying, selling, exchanging or otherwise dealing in second-hand goods in the Australian Capital Territory. Second-hand goods include, but are not limited to:

  • Jewellery that includes gemstones or precious metals;
  • Gemstones;
  • Precious metals;
  • Watches;
  • Sporting and recreational goods other than clothes, shoes or goods sold by the Defence Force;
  • Bicycles;
  • Musical instruments;
  • Photographic equipment;
  • Tools, including tool kits and portable engine powered tools, portable motorised tools, other than tools sold by the Defence Force;
  • Certain portable engine tools, portable motorised tools or portable air-powered tools;
  • Electrical or electronic goods, including microwave ovens, compact disc readers, compact disc writers and compact disc rewriters, other than refrigerators, washing machines and other whitegoods;
  • Computer hardware and computer software;
  • Audio cassettes and records (singles and albums);
  • Video cassettes, floppy discs, compact (laser-read) discs, digital video discs and other electronic information storage devices;
  • Watercraft and parts of watercraft;
  • Car radios, car stereos and car sound equipment; and
  • Mobile telephones and accessories.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Submit an application; and
  • Pay the required fee.

This licence may be applied for by individuals, partnerships and corporations. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Licence expires on 30 June.



1 year.

Application$438.003 year.
RenewRenewal$146.001 year.
Renewal$438.003 year.



Your completed application must be supported by two (2) forms of personal identification for each individual, partner or executive officer. Please view the application form for details.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Act(s) name

Second-Hand Dealers Act 1906 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Second-Hand Dealers Regulation 2002 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601


02 62073000




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