Security Agents Licence - Employees - South Australia


This licence is required for individuals or partnerships who wish to perform any of the following work functions: crowd controlling, security guarding, security systems work and canine handling. Licences may be unconditional or have conditions attached.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must have approved educational qualifications (or be in partnership with a person who holds the qualifications if running a business). In addition to holding these qualifications, applicants must be fit and proper persons and not have been found guilty or convicted of a class of offence specified in the regulations; or suspended or disqualified from practising a trade, occupation or business in Australia.

If the licence will not be subject to an employee condition, the applicant must also, not be bankrupt or subject to a composition or deed or scheme of arrangement with or for the benefit or creditors; within 5 years of applying, not have been a director of a body corporate which has been wound up for the benefit of the creditors at the time of winding up or within 6 months preceding the commencement of the winding up; and you must have sufficient financial resources.

Each partner in partnership must be licensed if they intend to carry on the functions of the licence. Applicants with business conditions must show sufficient business knowledge and experience.




2018-2019 fees:
$787 application fee
$310 annual licence fee(employee/employee under supervision).

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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