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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
If you are applying for a security officer licence - control room / monitoring centre, you do not need to complete an approved training course (including first aid).
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.
Licences are initially issued for one or three years. Licences are renewed for three years thereafter.
One year or less.
You must submit your application form in person. Do not sign your form until you present it to the licencing agency.
New applications will be processed in 30 working days. Renewals and endorsements will be processed in 20 working days.
Police Licensing Services
Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 (Western Australia)
Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997 (Western Australia)
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