Individuals and companies opening a business where second-hand goods are sold must register with the Commissioner of Police one month before opening. This includes:
This is required under the:
Business registration is not required by:
Please also see provisions set out in the Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulations 2013
Regulation 4 (1) states; Section 8 and 9 of the Act apply only in relation to the following kinds of goods;
(a) Goods that a dealer receives under a contract of pawn;
(b) Prescribed goods.
Further, Regulation 4 (6) states that; Sections 6,7,8,9 and 10 of the Act do not apply in relation to the following businesses;
(a) The business of selling second-hand vehicles carried on by a person licensed as a dealer, or exempt from the requirement to be licensed as a dealer, under the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995.
(b) The business of repairing prescribed goods for customers;
(c) The business of acquiring prescribed good for the purposes of recycling metal and selling scrap metal obtained from those goods.
In order for businesses to seek advice and guidance with respect to the new legislative provisions, the Commissioner has approved an extension of the current amnesty period until 30 September 2016 for second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers in which to provide information to SAPOL.
Complete the Second-hand dealers or pawnbrokers business registration application form
Notification of changes for Second-hand Dealers (change in name, address or other details)
Complete the Second-hand Market Operator notification form
Notification of changes by market operators or former market operators of change in name address or other details
View information on Legislative changes as of 1 July 2016
View an overview of the Second-Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act
View questions about selling second-hand goods
View a list of prescribed goods from the Second-Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulations 2013.
SAPOL Licensing Enforcement Branch
Phone 8218 2660