Security Providers Act 1993 - Queensland


The Act regulates the security services industry by ensuring that security providers are properly trained and licensed, and governs the licensing of persons in the security industry.

It also stipulates that certain records be kept relating to their activities.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional information

The Office of Fair Trading keeps a public register of occupations regulated under the following acts:

  • Introduction Agents Act 2001
  • Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000
  • Second hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003
  • Security Providers Act 1993
  • Tourism Services Act 2003
  • Travel Agents Act 1988.

You can search the register online for free at A printed licence extract can be obtained by contacting the Office of Fair Trading on 13 QGOV (13 74 68), there is a fee for this service.

The following Subordinate Legislation should also be examined

  • Security Providers (Amendment) Act 2007
  • Security Providers Regulation 2008
  • Security Providers (Security Firm Code of Practice) Regulation 2008
  • Security Providers (Crowd Control Code of Practice) Regulation 2008
  • Security Providers (Security Officer Licensed Premises Code of Practice) Regulation 2008.

Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:

Breaches of the Act can result in suspension or cancellation and refusal to renew a licence. Substantial fines may also be imposed for failing to meet the requirements of the Act.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms:

An appeal against an administrative decision relating to a licence or to a licence application may be made to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Fair Trading

Industry Licensing Unit

Contact details

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

Queensland Government Service Centre

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Phone: 07 3405 0985
Fax: 07 3008 5933
Website: Office of Fair Trading (Opens in new window)