Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003 - Queensland


The object of the Act is to:

  • regulate the activities of second hand dealers and pawnbrokers
  • deter crime in the second hand property market, and
  • help protect consumers from purchasing stolen property.

The Act requires second hand dealers and pawnbrokers to be licensed and regulates their activities.

The Office of Fair Trading keeps a public register of occupations regulated under the following acts:

  • Introduction Agents Act 2001
  • Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000
  • Second hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003
  • Security Providers Act 1993
  • Tourism Services Act 2003
  • Travel Agents Act 1988.

You can search the register online for free on the Office of Fair Trading website. A printed licence extract can be obtained by contacting the Office of Fair Trading, there is a fee for this service.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Second hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulation 2004

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:

Penalties for breaches of the Act include fines and revocation of licence.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms:

An appeal against an administrative decision relating to a licence may be made to the Magistrates Court.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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Queensland Government Service Centre

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Phone: 07 3405 0985
Fax: 07 3008 5933
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)