You require this licence if you are a person, partnership or corporation who, for reward, supplies the services of
bodyguards, crowd controllers, private investigators, or security officers (cash in transit, unarmed, monitoring, dog patrol), and/or
security advisers or security equipment installers to others.
If you carry on business as a sole trader and personally provide the security services, you do not need a security firm licence, if you are the only person providing security services on behalf of the firm.
If your organisation sub contracts security services to others, you need a security firm licence.
If you employ security staff to protect your property, you do not need a security firm licence. The staff themselves must hold their own individual licences.
New applications for a security firm licence are required to provide evidence of membership with an approved security industry association before a licence can be granted.
A copy of the current membership certificate with the approved security industry association is sufficient evidence.
A list of approved security industry associations can be found on the Office of Fair Trading website www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au.