Security Agents Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to contract for the performance of security services.

You are considered to be acting as a security agent if you perform 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.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You may apply for this licence as a sole trader, partnership, company or employee.

You will need to have the relevant qualifications to apply for this licence. You may apply for a restricted licence to work with a licensed business partner if you do not have all the qualifications. Details can be found in the attached documents and on the agency website.

You will need to have at least $10,000 in net assets to apply for this licence.

You will need to have a National Police Certificate no more than 1 year old to apply for this licence, unless you are exempt. Details can be found on the agency website.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $882.00

Individual - employee application

Apply Application All $603.50

Employee application (interstate or NZ licence recognised in SA).

Apply Application All $995.50

Business application (interstate or NZ licence recognised in SA).

Apply Application All $1817.00 Company application
Apply Application All $1263.00 Individual - business application

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with supporting documentation with the agency.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

You will not be able to apply for this licence if:

  • you have legal restrictions on your work, such as bankruptcy, financial receivership, suspended or disqualified trade licence
  • you have been a director of a company wound up to pay creditors in the past five years, including if you were a director six months prior to the winding up
  • you or a director of the company has been convicted of a serious offence of dishonesty, or a summary offence of dishonesty in the past ten years.

You will not need to apply for this licence if you work in a certain profession. Details can be found in the legislation.

If you will be training people to be licensed agents, you must add security agent trainer to your licence application.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Occupational Licensing

Consumer and Business Services

Operating address: 91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1719
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 18 82
Website: Consumer and Business Services (Opens in new window)