Security Agents Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to work as a security agent. Security agents provide security services for fee or reward, including:

  • crowd or venue control
  • protecting, guarding or keeping a person or property under surveillance
  • canine handling for the purpose of protecting or guarding property
  • sales, advice, instillation and maintenance of security alarms or surveillance systems.

If you will be training people to be licensed security agents, you must add "security agent trainer" to your application. You can apply for this licence as a company or an individual.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, all applicants must:

  • have the relevant qualifications
  • not have been convicted of relevant offences.

To be eligible for this licence, company/business applicants must:

  • be financially solvent
  • have at least $10,000 in net assets
  • not have been a director of a company that has wound up in the past five years

If you do not have the relevant qualifications, you may apply for a restricted licence to work with a licensed business partner (details can be found in the attached documents and on the agency website).


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Mutual recognition (interstate or NZ licence) fee:

  • individual (employee) - $639.00
  • business - $1035.00.

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All -

Application fee:

  • individual (employee) - $917.00
  • business - $1313.00
  • company - $1888.00.

Fees include application and licence fee amounts. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Duplicate Certificate All $31.25

Replacement of licence card or certificate

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal fee:

  • individual (employee, supervised employee or security industry trainer) - $361.00
  • individual business - $757.00
  • body corporate (company) - $988.00.

Fees for 2022-23

Vary Variation All $338.00

Fees for 2022-23

Transfer process


This licence cannot be transferred.

Approval time

8-10 weeks

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Contact details

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