Pawnbroker's Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you intend to act as a pawnbroker. Pawnbrokers are involved in the:

  • Advance of money on the security of goods pledged by the customer; and
  • Offer goods for resale.

A licence may be held by an individual, partnership or corporation. 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;
  • Not have committed an offence against the Act or a corresponding law of another State or Territory;
  • Not have committed an offence involving fraud or dishonesty;
  • Not have been refused a licence, or had a licence cancelled or revoked under this Act or a corresponding law of another State or Territory; and
  • Pay all the relevant application fees.

This licence may be applied for by individuals, partnerships and corporations (including all their executive officers). If you hold a licence in another State or Territory and intend to conduct work in the Australian Capital Territory your licensing status may be recognised under the mutual recognition system.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Maximum 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $146.00

One year.

Apply Application All $438.00

Three years.

Renew Renewal All $146.00

One year.

Renew Renewal All $438.00

Three years.

Act(s) name

Pawnbrokers Act 1902 ACT

Application process


Your completed application must be supported by two forms of personal identification for each individual, partner or executive officer, and any other documentation as required by the authority. Please view the application form for details.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Access Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
Phone: 13 22 81
Phone: 02 6207 3000