Pawnbroker or Second-Hand Dealer Notification - Tasmania

Description

You must notify the authority to operate as a pawnbroker or second-hand dealer.

Pawnbrokers lend money to people on the security of their pawned goods.

Second-hand dealers buy, sell, or exchange second-hand goods.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be able to operate as a second-hand dealer or pawnbroker you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • provide at least one month's notice in writing to the officer in charge of your nearest police station
  • demonstrate a familiarity and understanding of your expected duties and record-keeping requirements.

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

Duration

Ongoing

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Letter of Application of Intention to Operate as a Second-hand Dealer or Pawnbroker - Please consult your local police station for details of any other specific information to be submitted in your application letter.

Act(s) name

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1994 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Application process

Lodge

Please send a simple letter outlining your intention to operate as a second-hand dealer or pawnbroker to your local police station. Include your personal details and the location of your intended business.

Approval time

Allow one month for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Tasmania Police

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:

State Community Policing Services

Tasmania Police

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Operating address: 37 - 43 Liverpool Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: 03 6173 2627
Email: state.community.policing.services@police.tas.gov.au
Website: Tasmania Police (Opens in new window)