Second-hand Dealers and/or Pawnbrokers Licence - Queensland

Description

SECOND-HAND DEALER

You require this licence to carry on the business of dealing in second hand property or to be a market operator.

PAWNBROKER:

You require this licence to carry on business of advancing upon interest or in expectation of profit or reward, a sum of money on the principal security or collateral security of an article taken as a pawn.

You do not require a licence in the following circumstances:

  • to act as an auctioneer as defined in the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000;
  • to act as a motor dealer/motor salesman as defined in the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000;
  • if you are a dealer as defined in the Weapons Act 1990;
  • if you deal in second-hand property as part of a business that involves acquiring property and hiring the property to others;
  • if you deal in second-hand property for a charity registered under the Collections Act 1966;
  • if you are a charity, religious denomination or an organization formed for a community purpose within the meaning of the Collections Act 1966; (as the client, you are to determine whether you fall into this category)
  • if you are a local government;
  • if you are an authorised deposit taking institution under the Banking Act 1959 (Commonwealth);
  • if you are a company registered under the Life Insurance Act 1995 (Commonwealth);
  • if you are a trustee company under the Trustee Companies Act 1968;
  • if you are a person dealing in second-hand property to the extent the dealing is part of a business that involves acquiring property and hiring the property to others.
  • if you are a broker, commission agent or merchant.

Charities claiming exemption must have proof of registration as a charity under the Collections Act 1966.

Applicants with prior offences should note that if the offence is a disqualifying offence, a licence cannot be issued to them.

State Government, as well as some local councils, regulate this activity. If you have not received local council information please contact your council for further advice.

 

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements


There are no experience or educational requirements, however, you, as the applicant, and the associate, must:

  • have attained at least 18 years of age; and
  • not be an insolvent under administration; and
  • not have been convicted of a disqualifying offence within the last 5 years; and
  • not be a corporation that is an externally administered body corporate.

Duration

This licence will remain in effect for 12 months OR 3 years. You will be issued with a renewal notice annually OR every 3 years approximately 6 weeks before the expiry date.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $730.50

1 year Second Hand Dealer or Pawnbroker or Both

Application $1669.00

3 years Second Hand Dealer or Pawnbroker or Both

Application $38.80

Criminal history check

Act(s) name

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulation 2004 QLD

Application process

Submit an 'Application for Second-Hand Dealers and/or Pawnbrokers Licence' (Form 1), along with the following document/s,

  • an original copy of a birth certificate/extract, drivers licence or passport; or
  • a photocopy certified by a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations as a true copy. Proof of identity can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, barrister/solicitor or notary public.

If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 submit a, 'Notice for Registration of Equivalent Occupation'.

To apply under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992, you must be authorised to practice an occupation equivalent to the Queensland occupation (covered by this licence) in a participating State or Territory under the Act.

Transfer

You cannot transfer this licence.

Additional information

Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability. The criminal history check applies to each person who appears on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.

Second-Hand dealers must keep a Transactions register in the prescribed form. (A sample register is available from the Office of Fair Trading website www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au)

Pawnbrokers must keep a property register in the prescribed form. (A sample register is available from the Office of Fair Trading website www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au)

If you wish to add new authorised place/s, discontinue previously authorised place/s or add new associates you need to submit an 'Application for Approval of an Authorised Place/New Associated Person (Form 4)', along with appropriate fee and documentation, to the Department.

People who sell second hand motorised wheelchairs require this licence.

Forms and further information are available on www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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

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
Email: IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)