Security Officer / Crowd Controller's Licence - Northern Territory


The Private Security Act 1995 requires that all persons working as security officers, or crowd controllers, to be licensed. A security officer / crowd controller is a person employed at a place where the public has access, or at a private function, whose function is to control or monitor the behaviour of persons, screen persons seeking entry and remove persons because of their behaviour.

A person operating without a licence may incur a penalty of $10 000. There are also penalties imposed on businesses which employ unlicensed security officers / crowd controllers.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

The training standard necessary to gain a security officer / crowd controller licence requires the completion of specified units of competency from PRS03, Certificate II in Security Operations. Contact the Territory Business Centre or Racing, Gaming and Licensing for details.


1, 2 or 3 years; A 3-month provisional licence may be issued under certain circumstances. Eg. Where the applicant has enrolled in training and is offered work before completing training.


Application for a Crowd Controller
$209 for 1 year
$281 for 2 years
$360 for 3 years

Plus Criminal History Fingerprint Check required - $203.

Application for a Security officer
$209 for 1 year
$281 for 2 years
$360 for 3 years

Plus Criminal History Fingerprint Check required - $203.

Application for a Dual Licence
$330 for 1 Year
$450 for 2 Years
$577 for 3 Years

Plus Criminal History Fingerprint Check required - $203.

Act(s) name

Private Security Act 1995 Northern Territory

Additional information

Must not have committed a disqualifying offence in past 10 years.

Administering agency

Licensing NT

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800193111
Phone: 0889821700
Fax: 0889821725
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