Fees and forms – second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers

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The table below sets out fees for the 2018-19 financial year.

Fees are automatically indexed for inflation on 1 July every year. 

Calling the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) costs the same as a local call. Additional charges may apply if you are calling from overseas, on a mobile or payphone.

Registration fees and forms

Activity

Form

Fee (all amounts are GST exempt)

Apply for registration – company

Second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers - company registration application

$130.10

Apply for registration – individual

Second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers - individual registration application

$130.10

Consent to national criminal history and other record checks

Consent to national criminal history and other record checks (Word, 514 KB)

N/A

Apply for permission to be registered

Permission application - second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers (Word, 938KB)

$852.60

Update registration details

You can update your registration details at any time. Complete and lodge one of the following:

Note: these forms require the latest version of Adobe Reader to be installed on your PC. To download for free, visit the Adobe Reader download page on the Adobe website.

The forms are compatible with the following web browsers:

  • Firefox 19 or later
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later
N/A

Lodge annual statement and fee

Your annual statement will be sent to you either via email or post within the six weeks prior to your anniversary date. If you do not receive this notification, call the BLA on 1300 135 452.

Once you receive your annual statement you can lodge it in one of the following ways:

Note: these forms require the latest version of Adobe Reader to be installed on your PC. To download for free, visit the Adobe Reader download page on the Adobe website.

The forms are compatible with the following web browsers:

  • Firefox 19 or later
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later

or

  • request a copy of your printed annual statement to be sent to you. This must be completed and returned with your payment by your anniversary date.

$43.40

Lodge late fee

N/A – the BLA will send late notice to you if it does not receive your annual statement and fee by your registration anniversary date

$14.50

Surrender your registration

You may surrender your licence by completing and lodging one of the following:

Note: these forms require the latest version of Adobe Reader to be installed on your PC. To download for free, visit the Adobe Reader download page on the Adobe website.

The forms are compatible with the following web browsers:

  • Firefox 19 or later
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later

You must return your registration certificate to the BLA within seven days of giving this notice.

N/A

Notices and statements

Activity

Form

Fee (all amounts are GST exempt)

Advise customers of the fee amounts you charge

Notice of pawnbrokers charges (PDF, 6KB)

N/A

Advise customers when they have $10 or more in residual equity

Notice of sale of pawned goods (PDF, 14KB)

N/A

Advise customers of their rights if they believe that goods stolen from them are available for sale on your premises

Notice of stolen goods (PDF, 6KB)

N/A

Advise owners of goods of the rights and responsibilities of all parties when you advance money on the security of goods received in pawn

What are my rights when I pawn goods? (PDF, 38KB)

N/A

Provide a statement verifying that copies of your transaction records provided to Victoria Police upon request are the same as the original records

Verifying statement (Word, 9KB)

N/A

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