Pawnbrokers or Secondhand Dealers Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

All pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers must be licensed.

A pawnbroker is a person conducting the business of lending money on the security of pawned goods; or receiving goods under contract of sale where the seller has the right to buy back the goods.

A secondhand dealer is a person conducting the business of buying, selling or exchanging goods, whether the goods are bought, sold or exchanged on the persons behalf or another person.

There are three categories or licences:

  • Pawnbrokers;
  • Secondhand Dealers; or
  • Combined Pawnbrokers/Secondhand Dealers.

Persons who sell secondhand parts for motor vehicles (including tyres but not including audio equipment, roof-racks or other accessories) are exempt from requiring a licence.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

Up to three years.

Fees

Application fees $63-$195;
Licence fees $195-$592
This depends on business structure, type of licence and duration.
See https://nt.gov.au/industry/licences/pawnbrokers-and-second-hand-dealers/fees-for-pawnbroker-and-second-hand-dealer-licences for further information

Administering agency

Licensing NT

Act(s) name

Consumer Affairs & Fair Trading Act 1990 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Other Offices:

Territory Business Centre, Katherine:
Street Address: Shop 1, Randazzo Building, 18 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Katherine NT 0851
Phone: 08 8973 8180
Fax: 08 8973 8188

Territory Business Centre, Tennant Creek:
Street Address: Ground Floor, Barkly House, 99 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Tennant Creek NT 0861
Phone: 08 8962 4411
Fax: 08 8962 4413

Territory Business Centre, Alice Springs:
Street Address: The Green Well Building, 50 Bath Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8951 8524
Fax: 08 8951 8533



Operating address:
Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801

Toll Free:

1800193111

Phone:

0889821700

Fax:

0889821725
territory.businesscentre@nt.gov.au

Website:

http://www.nt.gov.au/business Opens in a new browser window

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