Operate as a Second-Hand Dealer or Pawnbroker - Tasmania

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

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.

Application

Lodge

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.


Approval time

Allow one month for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Police

Act(s) name

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1994 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulations 2006 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Second-Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Police


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 308
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 62302111
Tasmania.Police@police.tas.gov.au

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