Interstate and International Visitors Security Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you live outside Victoria and intend to work as a private security operator in Victoria for a special event. An interstate visitor may apply for a permit to act as a:

  • investigator
  • bodyguard
  • crowd controller
  • security guard.

A visitor from overseas may only apply for a permit to act as a bodyguard. A special event is defined as an event of social, cultural, sporting, political or economic significance to Victoria that takes place for a specific period of time.

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 permit you must:

  • be licensed or registered to carry on the relevant security activities in another state or territory
  • be recognised by Victoria Police as a suitable person to carry on the security activities (if no licence or registration is required in your home state or territory)
  • pay any required fees
  • submit the required forms
  • provide any information and documentation requested by the Agency.

For an overseas applicant, to be eligible for this permit you must:

  • Be licensed or registered to act as a bodyguard in your country of residence; or
  • Be recognised by Victoria Police as a suitable person to carry on the security activities (if no licence or registration is required in your country of residence).

Ongoing requirements

Conditions may be imposed on this permit by the Agency.

Duration

Permits are temporary, cannot be renewed and are issued only for the duration of a special event.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$119.20

Interstate registration. Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$119.20

Interstate licence. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$238.40Overseas bodyguard licence. Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Act(s) name

Private Security Act 2004 (Victoria)

Firearms Act 1996 (Victoria)

Control of Weapons Act 1990 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Services Division
Victoria Police


Phone:

1300 651 645

Fax:

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

Supporting information

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