Security Consultant Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a security consultant. Security Consultant licences are available in four different classes for different types of work.

You will require a licence of class one, two or three if you intend to seek out people to enter into contracts to supply items of security equipment. Each licence class authorises you for different types of items and equipment as follows:

  • Class 1: Safes, vaults and locks;
  • Class 2: Security alarms, CCTV for security purposes, electric fences, bulletproof doors or screens and associated equipment; and
  • Class 3: Security doors.

You will require a class four licence if you intend to be paid for investigating or advising on matters relating to watching, guarding or protecting property. You may hold more than one class of licence at the same time.

You may only work as a licensed security consultant if you are employed by a licensed security agent, unless you are a sole-trader, in which case you will also require a Security Agent Licence.

If you are an interstate visitor and hold an equivalent licence in your home state or territory, you may be able to apply for a temporary licence of up to one year. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 deemed a fit and proper person;
  • Obtain two character references;
  • Have evidence of your completion of the required training for the class of licence you intend to apply for;
  • Agree to the Security Industry Code of Conduct;
  • Pass the required pre-licence examinations;
  • Complete the required forms; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

Applicants for a Class Four Security Agent licence are required to have completed a Certificate IV in Security Risk Management.

You may be required to give your fingerprints and palm prints.

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

Duration

Licences are initially issued for a one or three years. Licences are renewed for three year periods thereafter.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

One year or less: $315; Three years: $323.

RenewRenewal$195.00
GeneralMiscellaneous$112.00

Fingerprint fee.

Other resources

Lodgement

Lodge

You must submit your application form in person. Do not sign your form until you present it to the Licensing agency.


Approval time

Up to 20 working days.

Administering agency

WA Police
Police Licensing Services

Act(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries
WA Police
Police Licensing Services


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 9
East Perth
Western Australia 6892

Phone:

1300171011

Toll Free:

1300171011

Fax:

08 94541533
SecurityLicensing@police.wa.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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