Private Security Individual Licence - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to perform any of the following private security activities:

  • investigator
  • bodyguard
  • crowd controller
  • security guard
  • private security trainer

You may apply for a licence covering one or more of the above activities. Each of the above activities has a number of different sub-categories. Applicants must state which activities they are applying for.

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

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, you must:

  • be at least eighteen years old
  • be a resident of Australia or hold a current visa with relevant work rights
  • undergo a national police check
  • be a fit and proper person (this includes not having any medical condition or history with police that would hinder your employment within the industry)
  • complete relevant training in the activities you wish to be licensed for
  • not be insolvent under administration
  • not have been declared bankrupt within the preceding five years
  • not have been convicted of an indictable offence within the preceding ten years
  • provide all required information
  • provide a passport-sized colour photograph of yourself
  • certification of any training or qualification
  • details of any relevant knowledge or experience
  • pay the prescribed fees.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you comply with any conditions or obligations issued by the agency.

Over-calibre handguns and restricted ammunition must not be possessed, carried or used under a General Category Private Security Handgun Licence unless approval has been sought from the Chief Commissioner in exceptional and legitimate circumstances.


Up to three years, unless suspended or cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence Other, Sole Trader $417.30

1 activity. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Licence Other, Sole Trader $475.70

2 activities. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Licence Other, Sole Trader $508.10

3 activities. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Licence Other, Sole Trader $540.50

4 activities. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Licence Other, Sole Trader $572.80

5 activities. Fees for 2018-19.

Act(s) name

Private Security Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Private Security Regulations 2016 Victoria

Application process


Attach all copies of supporting documentation to your application and forward it to the agency.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

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:

Licensing Services Division

Victoria Police

Phone: 1300 651 645
Fax: 03 9247 6485
Website: Victoria Police (Opens in new window)