Security Agents Licence - Business - South Australia


This licence is required by a business intending to contract for any of the following work functions: crowd controlling, security guarding (general, body guarding, with dog, with firearm) security system work, canine handling and monitoring centre operations.

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. The 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 also satisfy strict eligibility criteria. The company must demonstrate sufficient financial resources. Directors together, must have sufficient business knowledge and experience.




2018-2019 fees:

Body Corporate
$1621 application fee
$848 annual licence fee

Natural Person
$1126 application fee
$649 annual licence fee.

Cash, EFTPOS, Cheques, Money Order & Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard accepted only).

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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