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


You will need this permit if you operate a licensed security business in another state or territory and intend to provide security guards at an event declared to be a Special Event of regional, state or national significance in NSW. All declared special events are published on the agency website.

Please be aware that Visitor Permits are only issued to persons who are not residents of NSW and hold a security operative licence in another state.

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 other than NSW
  • hold the relevant security licences authorising you to undertake the types of activities involved in your application
  • be employed by the holder of a Master Licence or a corporation that holds a visitor permit for the specified.

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 and a letter from the event organiser or Council confirming that a formal agreement has or will be entered into with your corporation to provide security guards at the event.


Permits are issued for the duration of the event only.


Permits are only valid for the duration of the event.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader $40.00

Fee for individual applicant. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $150.00

Fee per day for which permit is sought for corporations. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Security Industry Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Approval time

Applications for Visitor Permits must be lodged one month prior to the first day of the event.

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.