Pawnbrokers and Second-hand Dealers Act 1996

This table of maximum penalties is populated using Lawcodes data. For more information, see Changes to Specific Penalties and Orders at the end of the introduction.


Section 40(1): Proceedings for an offence against the Act or regulations are to be dealt with summarily before the Local Court.

Time for commencement

Section 40(2): Any such proceedings may be commenced at any time within 12 months after the date on which the offence was allegedly committed.

33 Court may revoke or suspend licence and may specify period during which licensee cannot be granted further licence
41 Court may order specified goods to be forfeited to the Crown or payment of equivalent amount

Pawnbrokers and Second-hand Dealers Regulation 2021


As amended to Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2022 (No 59). Commenced 13 January 2023. Current to 18 January 2023.

22(1) Licensee purporting to transfer/lend/allow the use of licence to/by another person 20 pu
22(2) Person purporting to obtain a transfer of/borrow/use another’s licence except as per cl 23 20 pu

Sch 1 sets out fines for penalty notice offences and the number of demerit points attracted by these offences.