Security Industry Master Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to employ or contract licensed security personnel to undertake security activities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Security activities include:

  • Patrolling, guarding, watching or protecting property;
  • Acting as a crowd controller;
  • Acting as a bodyguard;
  • Providing advice about security equipment;
  • Selling security equipment;
  • Installing, maintaining, monitoring, repairing or servicing security equipment;
  • Acting as a security consultant; and
  • Carrying out surveys and inspections of security equipment.

Please be aware that this licence only allows you to employ people for the purpose of providing a security service, if you intend to personally engage in such a service you will require your own additional Security Industry Employee Licence. Additionally, if you intend to allow your employees to offer security services involving firearms you must comply with all relevant firearms requirements.

If you are licensed in another State or Territory, you will still be required to complete all the application forms and your interstate licence status will be checked with the issuing authority. Until you are granted an ACT licence you are unable to undertake security activities using your interstate licence.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Submit an application on the approved form;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Obtain a satisfactory National Police Check and provide a record of your fingerprints;
  • Meet the prescribed competency standards for the registration you are seeking, or be assessed as having experience and skills that meet or exceed the prescribed standards;
  • Provide evidence of current membership with an approved industry association; and
  • Provide evidence of suitable insurance coverage.

Please be aware that a separate application form must be submitted if you are applying for this licence and also hold a liquor licence.

If you hold a current equivalent licence in another Australian State or Territory, you may be eligible to apply for this licence under mutual recognition arrangements.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

1 to 3 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

1 year: $762, 3 year: $2286. If the applicant holds a liquor licence 1 year: $227, 3 year: $681

Other resources

Application

Lodge

Please submit your application directly to the Agency.


Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 2003 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra


Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601
Australia

Phone:

02 6207 3000

Phone:

13 22 81
accesscanberra.bil@act.gov.au

Supporting information

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