Security Officers Licence - Northern Territory


Any person who, for reward, patrols or guards another persons property is required to obtain a security officers licence. A security officer must carry their licence at all times whilst on duty. Licences may be subject to inspection by inspectors and members of the NT Police. Security officers must comply with the provisions of the Private Security Act and also the mandatory codes of Practice approved under this Act. Mutual Recognition exists between the other States of Australia and the ACT.

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 licence requires the completion of prescribed units of competency from PRS03, Certificate II in Security Operations. Contact the agency for details.


One, two or three years.


1 year - $209
2 years - $281
3 years - $360

May be combined with Crowd Controller's Licence, however a different cost structure applies. Check application form.

Act(s) name

Private Security Act 1995 Northern Territory

Additional information

Satisfying probity requirements and possessing evidence that the applicant meets the competency requirements.

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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