Class 2 Security Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to work in the security industry in NSW and carry out class 2 (technical, investigatory, sales and training) security activities.

Class 2 security activities include:

  • selling security principles or acting as a security consultant (class 2A)
  • selling security equipment or the services of persons to carry on security activities (class 2B)
  • selling, installing, maintaining, repairing or servicing security equipment, or acting as a locksmith (class 2C)
  • providing training, instruction or assessment in relation to any security activity (class 2D)
  • carrying out investigation and/or surveillance activities (class 2E).

Please be aware that you can apply for more than one type of subclass to be endorsed on your Class 2 licence.

All holders of operative licences must be employed by a Master Licensee or hold a Master licence of their own.

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:

  • 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)
  • provide a National Police Certificate
  • hold a driver licence, photo card or customer number.

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.


1 or 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Permit fees:

  • 1 year - $160.00
  • 5 years - $640.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All -

Change of licence's address, contact details or other personal details. No fees are required.

General Duplicate Certificate All $65.00

Licence replacement or change of name. Fees for 2023-24

General Miscellaneous All $40.00

Fingerprint and palm print fee. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Permit fees:

  • 1 year - $140.00
  • 5 year - $560.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $80.00

Add or delete subclasses. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Security Industry Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Application process


If you intend to apply for a 2A and / or 2D licence subclass, you are required to provide specific training and documentation in support of your application.

Approval time

An application for a Class 2 security operative licence will take a minimum of 8 weeks to be finalised.

Administering agency

Department of Communities and 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.