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When do I need one?

A second hand dealer's licence is required for dealing in the following used goods:

  • Motor cars, motor cycles, caravans or parts thereof
  • Jewellery
  • Furniture and domestic appliances
  • Antiques
  • Clocks and watches
  • Gold, silver, medals and coins
  • Televisions, radios, video records and musical instruments
  • Bicycles
  • Computer equipment
  • Audio and visual recording equipment
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Hi-fi equipment
  • Boats and parts thereof

How do I apply?

Read our pdf icon Guidance on Applying [319kb] for information on the application process including details of:

  • How to lodge an application
  • Supporting documents required
  • How the application will be processed
  • The time it will take to get a decision
  • What to do if you are unhappy with the decision

If you plan to submit your application at our Service Desk, you must make an appointment using our online booking system.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays.  Read more about Licensing Appointments.

How much does it cost?

Please refer to our pdf icon Fees and Charges [120kb] document for details of the current fee and accepted payment methods.

The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.

Can someone object to an application?

Any person can make an objection or representation against a grant or renewal application during the 28 day consultation period. 

Read our guidance on making an objection or representation for more information.

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