Licence information

Pawnbrokers and Second-hand Dealers Act 1994 and Regulations 1996. As the Licensing Authority we strongly recommend you familiarise yourself with the law relating to you and your business transactions.

The Act and Regulations can be obtained from:

Section 15 of the Pawnbrokers and Second-hand Dealers Act 1994 relates to the renewal of a licence and states inter alia that:

1. an application for the renewal of a licence is to be:

  • Made in an approved form lodged at, or sent by post to, a place approved by the Commissioner; (in the metropolitan area Police Licensing Services or in the country at the local Police Station); and
  • Accompanied by the prescribed fee.

2. an application for the renewal of a Licence is to be made no later than 28 days before the day on which the licence is due to expire.

NOTE: Applications for renewal that are not submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Act, will not be accepted.

Where a licence expires and a person or company continues trading in second-hand goods they are liable to prosecution under the Act.

Penalty for an individual: $5,000 and 12 months’ imprisonment.

Penalty for a body corporate: $20,000

Contact the State Law Publisher

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Perth WA 6000
Telephone: (08) 6552 6000