Class 1 Security Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to work in the security industry in NSW and carry out class 1 security activities. Class 1 security activities include:

  • patrolling, protecting or guarding any property while unarmed (class 1A)
  • acting as a bodyguard (class 1B)
  • acting as a crowd controlled (class 1C)
  • patrolling, protecting or guarding any property with a dog (class 1D)
  • carrying on monitoring centre operations (class 1E)
  • patrolling, protecting or guarding a property while armed (class 1F).

Please be aware that you can apply for more than one type of subclass to be endorsed on your class 1 licence.

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 18 years of age or over
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the class of licence sought
  • have the relevant competencies and experience required
  • have successfully completed any required training and assessment
  • be competent to carry on the security activity to which the proposed licence relates
  • be an Australian / New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident or hold a visa that entitles you to work in Australia (other than a student or working holiday visa)
  • obtain a driver's licence, photo card or customer number from the relevant agency.

Please be aware that if you are not an Australian / New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident, you will need to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the previous 10 years since turning 16. Each certificate will need to be translated into English (if necessary) and verified by the relevant country's embassy / consulate in Australia.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on eligibility requirements specific to your activity.

Duration

Licences may be issued for one or five year periods.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $160.00

1 year licence

Apply Application $640.00

5 year licence

General Duplicate Certificate $65.00

Photocard.

General Miscellaneous $40.00

Finger / palm print fee

Renew Renewal $140.00

One time renewal: 1 year

Renew Renewal $560.00

One time renewal: 5 years

Renew Renewal $160.00

Late renewal (within 90 days of the expiry date): 1 year

Renew Renewal $640.00

Late renewal (within 90 days of the expiry date): 5 years

Vary Variation $80.00

Add or delete subclass

Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 1997 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Security Industry Regulation 2016 NSW

Approval time

Four weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

NSW Police Force

Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate

NSW Police Force

Department of Justice

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5099
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 1300 362 001
Fax: 1300 362 066
Email: SLED@police.nsw.gov.au
Website: Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED) (Opens in new window)