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Brisbane’s Original Pawnbroker

At Monty’s we take great pride in our history as one of the oldest pawnbrokers in the world. Founded all the way back in 1856 we have been serving Australians for over 165 years! You can visit us to buy, sell or loan against an item of value. Our experience means we can buy and lend on the broadest range of items.

We are located at 190 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006. You can call us on 07 3252 4988 or reach us via email at sales@montys.com.au

The entrance to Monty's buying and loaning office.
Monty's Pawnbrokers Brisbane
Monty's Pawnbrokers Brisbane

We Buy & Loan

Here is a list of some items you can pawn or sell at Monty’s Pawnbrokers.

  1. Jewellery
    We buy all gold and silver jewellery at competitive prices. It can be rings, chains, pendants and bracelets with or without diamonds and gemstones. We even take broken and worn jewellery.
  2. Technology
    We love technology! Mobile Phones, Laptops, Computers, VR headsets, Gaming Consoles, Headphones are always in demand at Monty’s.
  3. Watches
    Monty’s is home to the world’s leading watchmakers like Rolex, Omega, Tag Heuer, Seiko, Citizen, Breitling and so much more.
  4. Designer Fashion
    Bring your designer handbags, wallets and accessories in to us for a hassle free sale or loan. We are always in the market for top brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and much more.
  5. Art & Collectables
    We are one of only a few places that deals in art and collectables. From coins and notes to memorabilia, statues, figurines, silverware and art by renowned artists.
  6. Musical Instruments
    You can sell or loan against your guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals and other instruments at Monty’s.

Do You Have An Item to Sell or Loan?

Let us know a little bit about the items you are looking to sell or loan and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Quick Sale/Loan Enquiry
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How It Works

Selling or loaning is a simple, fast process that means cash in your hand in as little as ten minutes. Our friendly staff will guide you through the process and will be happy to answer any of your questions.


Gather your items

Get your items together and be sure to find any accessories, chargers or relevant paperwork.


Inspect them

For the best price make sure they are in good working condition, clean and presentable.


Visit Us

We are located at 190 Wickham St Fortitude Valley. When you enter turn right head to the Buys & Loans room.



We take a look at your items and research prices and demand to determine what we are able to pay.



If it is your first time we will set you up in our system. You’ll need two forms of I.D to sell or loan.



We pay cash on the spot for loans and buys.

Do You Have A Loan To Pay?

You can make interest payments towards it using this payment portal: PAY YOUR LOAN

Pawnbroking FAQs

1. What is a Pawnbroker?

Pawnbroking is an ancient profession dating back thousands of years with pawnbrokers recorded as having existed as early as 3000 years ago! A pawnbroker is a financial institution that offers loans to individuals in exchange for personal property as collateral. We are also able to purchase items which is perfect for anyone wanting a quick, hassle free sale.

2. What does it mean to Pawn an item?

Pawning an item refers to the process of taking a valuable item to a pawnbroker and using it as collateral to secure a loan. When an individual pawns an item, they are essentially borrowing money from the pawnbroker and agreeing to pay it back within a certain time frame, usually within a few months. Pawning an item can be a quick and convenient way to get a loan, especially for people who may not have access to traditional forms of credit. When you repay the loan you are able to collect your items.

3. Can anyone Pawn an item?

To pawn an item you must be at least 18 years old and have two valid forms of I.D, such as Driver’s Licence and Medicare Card or Healthcare Card.

4. What are the advantages of using a Pawnbroker?

Pawnbrokers are a quick and easy way to secure a loan with the whole process taking only 10 minutes. The value of the item is the only thing that is considered when deciding how much you can borrow. Pawning an item doesn’t affect your credit rating.

5. What other lingo do I need to know?

After receiving a loan we will provide you with a printed copy of the loan contract, which is referred to as a ticket. You present the ticket when you making a payment or collecting your items. There are a few other slang terms associated with Pawnbroking. Often people will refer to the items they are loaning as pledges. Another common one is to call a pawn shop a hock shop, and instead of pawning an item they will say hock it.