Certificate of Local Authority (Brisbane) - Queensland

Service summary

You require this licence to carry on the business of dealing in second-hand property or to be a market operator.

Service type


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

Definition of terms


in property, includes acquiring, disposing of, exchanging and selling property, and includes dealing on commission.

Disqualifying offence

means: (1) an offence committed in Australia involving fraud or dishonesty that is punishable by 3 months or more; or (2) an offence against a provision of the Criminal Code mentioned in Schedule 1 of the Act; (3) an offence against a provision of a law of another state, or of the Commonwealth that provides for the same matter as a law mentioned in paragraph (2).


means a place, other than premises, where a licensee may carry on business under a licence and includes an antique fair, antique market, flea market or trash and treasure market.

Market operator

a person who carries on business of conducting a trash and treasure market, or a flea market; or an antique market; or an antique fair.


a building or structure or part of a building or structure where a licensee carries on the licensee's business, other than on a casual basis.

Second-hand dealer

A person who carries on business of dealing in second hand property or who is a market operator.

Second-hand property

means personal property that has been used, including second hand vessels or outboard motors and scrap metal sold direct to the public; and not including:

  • newspapers
  • books
  • pamphlets, periodicals or other printed publications;
  • collector cards, e.g. baseball and football cards;
  • stamps or coins;
  • property returned for refund or exchange by a person who purchased it as new property;
  • motor vehicle batteries;
  • used tyres.

Eligibility requirements

You, as the applicant, AND the associate, must:
  • have attained at least 18 years of age; and
  • not be an insolvent under administration; and
  • not have been convicted of a disqualifying offence within the last 5 years; and
  • not be a corporation that is an externally administered body corporate.



This licence remains in effect for 1 year.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.


Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Transfer details

You cannot transfer this licence.

Administering agency

Brisbane City Council

Act(s) name

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003 (Queensland)

Contact details

Brisbane City Council

Operating address:
Library & Customer Centre, 266 George Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1434
Queensland 4001


07 3403 8888


07 3403 9982


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