Security Bodyguard Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to act as a security bodyguard. A security bodyguard is someone who is paid to escort another person as a guard or protector.

Please note that security bodyguards are generally prohibited from carrying weapons. If you intend to carry a weapon as a bodyguard you will require a separate approval. You may only work as a licensed security bodyguard 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;
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Provide evidence of your completion of relevant certificates with an approved training provider.
  • Agree to the Security Industry Code of Conduct;
  • Possess a current first aid certificate;
  • 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.

Application

Apply

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

1300 171 011

Toll Free:

1300 171 011

Fax:

08 9454 1533
SecurityLicensing@police.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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