Visitor Permit to Carry out Security Work for Special Events - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you are an individual or corporation from out-of-state and intend to undertake one or more kinds of security activity during the period of one or more declared special events. Special events include regional, state or national events declared by the Commissioner. This includes events such as music festivals, sporting days, charity held events and ute musters.

Please be aware that permit will only be issued if you are not a resident of NSW and hold a security licence in another state. All special events are published on the Agency website.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 permit you must:

  • be a resident of a state or territory which is not NSW
  • hold the relevant security licences authorising you to undertake the types of activities involved in your application
  • have evidence from Council / event organiser relating to the event.

If you are a corporation you must also provide evidence that your principal place of business is in a state or territory other than NSW.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Permits will last for the duration of the event or events in question.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $40.00

Fee for individual applicant.

Apply Application All $150.00 Fee per day for which permit is sought for corporations.

Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 1997 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Security Industry Regulation 2016 NSW

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.


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
Website: Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED) (Opens in new window)