Class 2 Security Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to work in the security industry in NSW and carry out class 2 (technical, sales and training) security activities.

Class 2 security activities include:

  • selling security principles or acting as a security consultant (class 2A)
  • selling security equipment or the services of persons to carry on security activities (class 2B)
  • selling, installing, maintaining, repairing or servicing security equipment, or acting as a locksmith (class 2C)
  • providing training, instruction or assessment in relation to any security activity (class 2D).

Please be aware that you can apply for more than one type of subclass to be endorsed on your Class 2 licence.

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 licence, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over;
  • Be a fit and proper person to hold the class of licence sought;
  • Have the relevant competencies and experience required;
  • Have successfully completed any required training and assessment;
  • Be competent to carry on the security activity to which the proposed licence relates;
  • Be an Australian / New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident or hold a visa that entitles you to work in Australia (other than a student or working holiday visa); and
  • Obtain a Driver Licence, Photo Card or Customer Number from the relevant agency.

Please be aware that If you are not an Australian / New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident, you will need to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the previous 10 years since turning 16. Each certificate will need to be translated into English (if necessary) and verified by the relevant country's embassy / consulate in Australia.

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



Licences may be issued for one or five year periods.



1 year licence


5 year licence


Add or delete subclass


One time renewal: 1 year licence


One time renewal: 5 year licence


Late renewal (within 90 days of the licence expiry date): 1 year licence


Late renewal (within 90 days of the licence expiry date): 5 year licence

GeneralDuplicate Certificate$65.00



Finger / palm print fee



If you intend to apply for a 2A and / or 2D licence subclass you are required to provide specific training and documentation in support of your application.

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within four weeks of lodgement.

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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