Security Officer Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to act as a security officer. A security officer is someone who is paid to watch, guard or protect any property and sometimes is referred to as a security guard or loss prevention officer.

Please note that a separate approval is required if you intend to carry firearms or batons.

You may not require this licence if you are employed by one employer only (who is not a security agent) to watch or guard their property without the use of weapons.

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 over the age of 18 years;
  • Provide two personal character references;
  • Be deemed to be a fit and proper person of good character;
  • Possess a current First Aid Certificate;
  • Have evidence of your completion of a Certificate 2 in Security Operations with an approved training provider;
  • Agree to the Security Industry Code of Conduct;
  • Complete the required forms; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

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

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

Prerequisites

Duration

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

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

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

RenewRenewal$195.00
GeneralMiscellaneous$112.00

Fingerprint fee.

Other resources

 Resources
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Application

Apply

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


Approval time

Up to 20 business 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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