Visitor Permit to Carry out Security Work for Special Events - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you are an individual or corporation from out-of-state and intend to undertake one or more kinds of security activity during the period of one or more declared special events. Special events include regional, state or national events declared by the Commissioner. This includes events such as music festivals, sporting days, charity held events and ute musters.

Please be aware that permit will only be issued if you are not a resident of NSW and hold a security licence in another state. All special events are published on the Agency website.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • Be a resident of a state or territory which is not NSW;
  • Hold the relevant security licences authorising you to undertake the types of activities involved in your application; and
  • Have evidence from Council / event organiser relating to the event.

If you are a corporation you must also provide evidence that your principal place of business is in a state or territory other than NSW.

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


Permits will last for the duration of the event or events in question.



Fee for individual applicant.

Application$150.00Fee per day for which permit is sought for corporations.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate

Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 1997 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Security Industry Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate

Mailing address:
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124


1300 362 001


02 8835 9475


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