The Licensing Authority of Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers (the Authority) was established under the Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2004 (the Act).
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The Authority is appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Minister of Justice. They must have at least five years’ experience as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court. Appointments to the position are for a term of three years, and a person may be reappointed.
The current Authority is Ms Patricia McConnell.
The Licensing Authority of Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers is governed by the following legislation:
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