Licensing & Compliance

Security Licensing

Security licensing requirements vary for each State and Territory and you should familiarise yourself with the respective legislation and visit the State government licensing regulator website for your State or Territory below.

Self employed and companies providing security services must obtain a security licence and employees undertaking security services must obtain an individual licence for the relevant security sector.

Australian Capital Territory

Please find below links to compliance information related to the Australian Capital Territory.

Security Industry Act 2003
Security Industry Regulations 2003

Security Licensing Regulator – Access Canberra

ACT Firearms Act 1996
ACT Firearms Regulations 2008
ACT Prohibited Weapons Act 1996

Firearms Licensing Regulator – Australian Federal Police

Queensland

Please find below links to compliance information related to Queensland.

Security Providers Act 1993
Security Providers Regulation 2008
Security Providers (Security Firm Code of Practice) Regulation 2008
Security Providers (Crowd Control Code of Practice) Regulation 2008
Security Providers (Security Officer- Licensed Premises – Code Of Practice) Regulation 2008

Security Licensing Regulator – QLD Department of Fair Trading

Weapons Act 1990

Weapons Regulation 2016

Weapons Categories Regulation 1997

 

Firearms Licensing Regulator – Queensland Police

 

Labour Hire Licensing

From 16 April 2018, security providers who provide employees to another security provider or client require a labour hire licence.

Labour Hire Licensing Regulator – Office of Industrial Relations

South Australia

Please find below links to compliance information related to South Australia.

Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995
Security and Investigation Agents Regulations 2011

Security Licensing Regulator – South Australian Consumer and Business Services

Firearms Act 1977
Firearms Regulations 2008

Firearms Licensing Regulator – SA Police

Tasmania

Please find below links to compliance information related to Tasmania.

Security Licensing Regulator –  Department of Justice

Firearms Act 1996
Firearms Regulations 2006

Firearms Licensing Regulator – Tasmania Police

Victoria

Please find below links to compliance information related to Victoria.

Private Security Act 2004
Private Security Regulations 2016

Security Licensing Regulator – Victoria Police Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD)

Firearms Act 1996
Firearms Regulations 2008

Firearms Licensing Regulator – Victoria Police