Second-Hand Dealer Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that involves buying, selling, exchanging or otherwise dealing in second-hand goods in the Australian Capital Territory. Second-hand goods include, but are not limited to:

  • Jewellery that includes gemstones or precious metals;
  • Gemstones;
  • Precious metals;
  • Watches;
  • Sporting and recreational goods other than clothes, shoes or goods sold by the Defence Force;
  • Bicycles;
  • Musical instruments;
  • Photographic equipment;
  • Tools, including tool kits and portable engine powered tools, portable motorised tools, other than tools sold by the Defence Force;
  • Certain portable engine tools, portable motorised tools or portable air-powered tools;
  • Electrical or electronic goods, including microwave ovens, compact disc readers, compact disc writers and compact disc rewriters, other than refrigerators, washing machines and other whitegoods;
  • Computer hardware and computer software;
  • Audio cassettes and records (singles and albums);
  • Video cassettes, floppy discs, compact (laser-read) discs, digital video discs and other electronic information storage devices;
  • Watercraft and parts of watercraft;
  • Car radios, car stereos and car sound equipment; and
  • Mobile telephones and accessories.

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;
  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Submit an application; and
  • Pay the required fee.

This licence may be applied for by individuals, partnerships and corporations. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Licence expires on 30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $146.00

1 year.

Apply Application All $438.00 3 year.
Renew Renewal All $146.00 1 year.
Renew Renewal All $438.00 3 year.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Second-Hand Dealer Licence (Opens in new window)
Renew All Renewal of a Second-Hand Dealer Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Second-Hand Dealers Act 1906 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Second-Hand Dealers Regulation 2002 ACT

Application process


Your completed application must be supported by two (2) forms of personal identification for each individual, partner or executive officer. 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: 02 6207 3000
Phone: 13 22 81