You will be required to notify the police if you intend to be a second hand dealer or pawnbroker. You are a second hand dealer or pawnbroker if you run a business which involves buying, selling, exchanging or otherwise dealing in second-hand goods, or advancing money on the security of pledged goods (pawn broking).
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be able to operate as a second-hand dealer or pawnbroker you must:
- Provide at least one month's notice in writing to the officer in charge of your nearest police station;
- Be a fit and proper person; and
- Demonstrate a familiarity and understanding of your expected duties and record-keeping requirements.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
No fees are required.
Letter of Application of Intention to Operate as a Second-hand Dealer or Pawnbroker - Please consult your local police station for details of any other specific information to be submitted in your application letter.
Please send a simple letter outlining your intention to operate as a second-hand dealer or pawnbroker to your local police station. Include your personal details and the location of your intended business.
Allow one month for your application to be processed.
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1994 (Tasmania)
Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulations 2006 (Tasmania)
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