Pawnbrokers and second-hand dealer licences
Second-hand dealers licence
A second-hand dealer licence allows you to buy, sell or exchange second-hand goods, whether the goods are bought, sold or exchanged for yourself or on behalf of another person.
As a licensed second-hand dealer, you must do all of the following:
- conduct your business fairly and ensure adequate management, supervision and control of business operations
- keep employment records for employees who enter into contracts on behalf of your business and provide their records to police on request - the records must include your employee's full name, residential address and date of birth, a photograph you can certify is of your employee, and a record of your employee's application for employment
- only enter into contracts with people over 18 years old, unaffected by alcohol or drugs, after checking their full name, address and identity
- in relation to contracts about compact discs, record the title of the disc and the name of the artist as soon as the information becomes available to your business
- for each transaction, record a contract number, name and address of the vendor, date and time of the contract, a description of the goods, and details of the good's storage and disposal
- for each contract, record the details in electronic form or in a bound book and use a distinguishing number for each contract.
- boats - but not including outboard motors or other marine equipment
- books, magazines and periodicals
- ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals other than gold or silver
- goods collected under a recycling scheme for the purposes of a council
- goods other than jewellery purchased for the purpose of manufacturing another article from the goods
- clothing, including footwear
- furniture, including lamps and light fittings other than electrical or electronic appliances or movable heaters, where the second-hand dealer's retail sale price is greater than $30
- household soft furnishings, including rugs, curtains and manchester
- household decorative goods, including statues, figurines, paintings, prints and drawings
- kitchenware, including pots, pans, crockery and cutlery - but not domestic, electrical or electronic appliances where the second-hand dealer’s retail sale price is greater than $30
- motor vehicles
- mining machinery and parts
- farming machinery and parts - but not accessories such as audio equipment, electronic monitoring equipment or lamps
- glassware, including bottles
- waste plastic materials
- waste paper materials
- salvaged building materials including doors, window frames, tiles, bricks and timber
- white goods in the nature of large domestic electrical equipment, including refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, clothes dryers, ovens and ironing presses - but not portable or camping refrigerators or microwave or microwave/ convection ovens
- camping equipment and fishing gear where the second-hand dealer’s retail sale price is or will be less than $30
- collectibles such as stamps, trading cards, dolls, toys and military memorabilia
- records and cassette tapes.
Contact Licensing NT for more information.
Last updated: 11 March 2016
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