Private Security Business Registration - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to operate a business that provides the following types of private security services:

  • security adviser (employed or retained to provide advice in relation to security equipment or security methods or principles)
  • security equipment installer (employed or retained to install, repair, service or maintain security equipment).

Security equipment includes:

  • security camera or audio systems
  • security audio or visual recording systems
  • security alarms and alarm monitoring systems
  • safes and vaults
  • security intrusion detectors including motion, infra-red, microwave or contact detectors
  • electric, electro-mechanical, magnetic, or biometric access control devices, but not including stock, inventory or product loss prevention monitoring devices.

Your business must only offer these services through individuals who are licensed to act as security advisers or equipment installers. Registration authorises you to access and collect sensitive information about the personal and security arrangements of your clients.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • undergo a National Police Check
  • not be insolvent or under administration
  • not have been declared bankrupt within the preceding 5 years
  • not have been convicted of an indictable offence within the preceding 10 years
  • not have been found guilty of an indictable offence within the preceding 5 years that was not recorded
  • provide all required information
  • pay the prescribed fees.

The registration system focuses on probity and character requirements. The probity requirements for registration involve applicants and associated parties undergoing a criminal history check and ongoing monitoring throughout the lifetime of their registration. Persons with indictable offences may be ineligible to obtain registration.

Please consult the responsibly agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Up to 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader $701.70

1 activity. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader $763.30 2 activities. Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Application Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other, Trust, Partnership $1175.70 1 activity. Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Application Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other, Trust, Partnership $1290.20

2 activities. Fees for 2017-18.

Other resources

Application process

Apply

Applicants must provide with their applications two written character references from acceptable referees indicating their suitability to hold a private security registration. Attach all copies of supporting documentation to your application and forward it to the agency.

Lodge

A newspaper advertisement must be placed in a daily circulating Victorian newspaper within seven days of lodging an application for a licence.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

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

Licensing Services Division

Victoria Police

Phone: 1300 651 645
Fax: 03 9247 6485
Email: licensingservices@police.vic.gov.au
Website: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=114 (Opens in new window)