Security provider licence (class 2) - Queensland


You need this licence if you intend to provide security advice (specific advice about specific risk involved at the specific location) and / or are a security equipment installer (install, repair, service or maintain security equipment).

You can apply for a single function or multiple function licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person.

You must undergo a criminal history check to confirm your suitability. The criminal history check applies to each person for whom a date and place of birth are requested on the application form.

All security providers must be fingerprinted by the Queensland Police Service. After the lodgement of your application, you will receive a letter from the agency that details the process for having your fingerprints taken.

You may be eligible to be licensed under mutual recognition laws if you hold a comparable licence within another Australian State or Territory or within New Zealand.


One or three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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You can find the current fees here.

Application process


Submit an 'Application for a security provider licence Individual (class 2) - Form 1-2'.

You must submit the following documents with the application:

  • Documents to establish your identification - 100 points required (refer to list on application form) that have been certified and must include at least 1 primary document.
  • Two recent passport-size photographs endorsed as a true photograph by a person who has known the applicant for at least 12 months and is not related to them by birth or marriage.

Approval time

Processing time is between four and six weeks


You cannot transfer this licence.

Disqualified persons or entities

You are not suitable to hold this licence if you:

  • are currently disqualified from holding a licence or registration certificate
  • have been convicted within the past 10 years of a serious offence
  • are subject to a court issued control order because of involvement in serious criminal activity.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Industry Licensing Unit

Office of Fair Trading

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Mailing address: GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 74 68
Fax: 07 3738 8784