Security Officer / Crowd Controller's Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

The Private Security Act 1995 requires that all persons working as security officers, or crowd controllers, to be licensed. A security officer / crowd controller is a person employed at a place where the public has access, or at a private function, whose function is to control or monitor the behaviour of persons, screen persons seeking entry and remove persons because of their behaviour.

A person operating without a licence may incur a penalty of $10 000. There are also penalties imposed on businesses which employ unlicensed security officers / crowd controllers.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The training standard necessary to gain a security officer / crowd controller licence requires the completion of specified units of competency from PRS03, Certificate II in Security Operations. Contact the Territory Business Centre or Racing, Gaming and Licensing for details.


1, 2 or 3 years; A 3-month provisional licence may be issued under certain circumstances. Eg. Where the applicant has enrolled in training and is offered work before completing training.


Application for a Crowd Controller
$198 for 1 year
$267 for 2 years
$342 for 3 years

Plus Criminal History Fingerprint Check required - $161.

Application for a Security officer
$198 for 1 year
$267 for 2 years
$342 for 3 years

Plus Criminal History Fingerprint Check required - $161.

Application for a Dual Licence
$313 for 1 Year
$428 for 2 Years
$549 for 3 Years.

Plus Criminal History Fingerprint Check required - $161.

Additional information

Must not have committed a disqualifying offence in past 10 years.

Administering agency

Licensing NT

Act(s) name

Private Security Act 1995 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Other Offices:

Territory Business Centre, Katherine:
Street Address: Shop 1, Randazzo Building, 18 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Katherine NT 0851
Phone: 08 8973 8180
Fax: 08 8973 8188

Territory Business Centre, Tennant Creek:
Street Address: Ground Floor, Barkly House, 99 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Tennant Creek NT 0861
Phone: 08 8962 4411
Fax: 08 8962 4413

Territory Business Centre, Alice Springs:
Street Address: The Green Well Building, 50 Bath Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8951 8524
Fax: 08 8951 8533

Operating address:
Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801

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