Trader Licence (Second-Hand Dealer) - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this category of Trader 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. This includes selling second-hand goods on someone else's behalf.

Items that fall under the broad definition of second-hand goods include:

  • jewellery
  • watches
  • bicycles and sports equipment
  • musical instruments.

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
  • apply in the appropriate form
  • 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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

To comply with this licence, you must maintain a record detailing:

  • the date and time goods were bought, sold or received
  • a description of the goods, including colour, branding, serial number or any other hallmark
  • the person's full name, address, phone number and date of birth
  • the consideration given in exchange for the goods.

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


One to five years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $160.00

One year.

Apply Application All $723.00 Five years.
Renew Renewal All $73.00 Ten days in one year.

Act(s) name

Traders (Licensing) Act 2016 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Traders (Licensing) Regulation 2017 Australian Capital Territory

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.


For more information regarding transfers, please consult the Contact Officer.

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.