Security Industry Temporary Visitor Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you are from a state other than the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and intend to provide, and / or employ people to provide, security activities at a special event in the ACT. A special event is an event approved by the Agency, occurs for a specific period of time and may have social, cultural, sporting, political or economic importance.

If you intend to provide security activities at a special event you will need an Employee Temporary Visitor Licence. If you intend to employ people to provide security activities, you will need a Masters Temporary Visitor Licence.

Please be aware that the purpose of this licence is to allow for security providers from other states to operate in the ACT for a special event which, due to its size or the skills needed, the ACT security industry is unable to manage. If you intend to apply for a Masters Temporary Security Licence, you must be able to demonstrate why the ACT security industry is unable to provide adequate security for the event.

Security activities include:

  • patrolling, guarding, watching or protecting property (including cash in transit)
  • acting as a crowd controller
  • acting as a bodyguard
  • providing advice about security equipment
  • selling security equipment
  • installing, maintaining, monitoring, repairing or servicing security equipment
  • acting as a security consultant
  • carrying out surveys and inspections of security equipment.

Although a licence may allow the use of firearms for a security related purpose, you must also comply with all relevant firearms licence requirements.

Service type


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:

  • hold a full licence, from any state, for the services you intend to provide at the special event
  • submit an application on the approved form
  • meet the prescribed competency standards for the registration you are seeking, or be assessed as having experience and skills that meet or exceed the prescribed standards
  • be employed, or supply proof that you will be employed, by a valid Security Industry Master Licensee.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $140.00

With 1 sub-class. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $16.00

Per each additional sub-class. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 2003 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.