You will require this licence if you intend to operate a security business. A security business provides the services of people licensed to perform one or more of the following roles:
- crowd controller
- security guard
- private security trainer.
Each of the above services has a range of different sub-categories, and licenses vary regarding which services you have applied to offer. You may operate your business as a sole trader, or through a partnership or corporate business structure.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- be at least 18 years old
- be a fit and proper person
- undergo a national police check
- not be insolvent under administration
- not have been declared bankrupt within the preceding 5 years
- not have been convicted of an indictable offence within the preceding 10 years
- not have been found guilty of an indictable offence within the preceding 5 years that was not recorded
- not have been convicted of any serious offence which makes you an unsuitable person to hold a private security licence
- provide all required information
- pay the prescribed fees.
You must also provide:
- specified qualifications, training, knowledge or experience
- membership to an approved security industry organisation
- a passport-sized colour photograph of the nominated person
- a certificate for public liability insurance.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Up to 3 years, unless suspended or cancelled.
|Apply||Licence||$917.80||1 activity (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.
|Licence||$981.60||2 activities (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.
3 activities (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.
4 activities (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.
5 activities (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.
|Licence||$1,499.60||1 activity (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.
|Licence||$1,667.50||2 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.
3 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.
4 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.
5 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.
Attach all copies of supporting documentation to your application and forward it to the agency.
Private Security Act 2004 (Victoria)
Private Security Regulations 2016 (Victoria)
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