Investigation Agents Licence - Business - South Australia


This licence is required by a business (individual, partnership or company) intending to contract for any of the following work functions: collection work and inquiry work.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A company is entitled to be licensed as an agent if it has not been suspended or disqualified from practising or carrying on a trade, occupation or business in Australia; under official management, in receivership or being wound up. A company must demonstrate sufficient financial resources.

A company must employ a manager who holds an agents licence authorising the person to perform the same functions as the company, without supervision. The company's directors must be fit and proper persons, must demonstrate sufficient business knowledge and experience, must not be found guilty or convicted of an offence of a class specified in the Regulations and must not have been suspended or disqualified from practising a trade, occupation or business in Australia; within the last 5 years prior to the company's application for a licence, been a director of a company wound up for the benefit of creditors - when the company was being wound up or within the period of 6 months preceding the commencement of the winding up.




2019-2020 fees:

$1,783 Body corporate application fee
$933 Body corporate annual licence fee

$866 Natural person application fee
$341 Natural person annual licence fee.

Online, credit card, money order, cheques, selected Service SA outlets for cash payments.

Act(s) name

Security & Investigation Industry Act 1995 South Australia

Additional information

Licence applications can be completed online at

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Licensing and Registrations

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:

Occupational Licensing and Registration (Real Estate, Commercial and Other Licences)

Operating address: Level 3, Chesser House
91-97 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 131882
Fax: 0882049697
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