Pawnbrokers or Secondhand Dealers Licence - Northern Territory


All pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers must be licensed.

A pawnbroker is a person conducting the business of lending money on the security of pawned goods; or receiving goods under contract of sale where the seller has the right to buy back the goods.

A secondhand dealer is a person conducting the business of buying, selling or exchanging goods, whether the goods are bought, sold or exchanged on the persons behalf or another person.

There are three categories or licences:

  • Pawnbrokers;
  • Secondhand Dealers; or
  • Combined Pawnbrokers/Secondhand Dealers.

Persons who sell secondhand parts for motor vehicles (including tyres but not including audio equipment, roof-racks or other accessories) are exempt from requiring a licence.

Service type


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


Up to three years.


Variable; Please contact the Agency
This depends on business structure, type of licence and duration.
See for further information

Act(s) name

Consumer Affairs & Fair Trading Act 1990 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Licensing NT

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800193111
Phone: 0889821700
Fax: 0889821725
Website: (Opens in new window)