Private Security Business Licence - Victoria

Service summary

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:

  • investigator
  • bodyguard
  • 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.

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:

  • 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.

Prerequisites

Duration

Up to 3 years, unless suspended or cancelled.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyLicence$917.801 activity (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.
Licence$981.602 activities (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.
Licence$1,095.20

3 activities (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$1,159.00

4 activities (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$1,222.70

5 activities (natural person). Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$1,499.601 activity (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.
Licence$1,667.502 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.
Licence$1,815.40

3 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$1,958.40

4 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$2,101.50

5 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2016-17.

Other resources

Lodgement

Apply

Attach all copies of supporting documentation to your application and forward it to the agency.


Administering agency

Victoria Police

Act(s) name

Private Security Act 2004 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Private Security Regulations 2016 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Services Division
Victoria Police


Phone:

1300 651 645

Fax:

03 9247 6485
licensingservices@police.vic.gov.au

Website:

https://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=114 Opens in a new browser window

Supporting information

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