Private Security Business Licence - Victoria

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a security business. A security business provides the services of people licensed to perform one or more of the following roles:

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

Each of the above services has a range of different sub-categories, and licenses vary regarding which services you have applied to offer. You may operate your business as a sole trader, or through a partnership or corporate business structure.

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 licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • undergo a national police check
  • not be insolvent 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
  • not have been convicted of any serious offence which makes you an unsuitable person to hold a private security licence
  • provide all required information
  • pay the prescribed fees.

You must also provide:

  • specified qualifications, training, knowledge or experience
  • membership to an approved security industry organisation
  • a passport-sized colour photograph of the nominated person
  • a certificate for public liability insurance.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Up to 3 years, unless suspended or cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Licence $936.20 1 activity (natural person). Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Licence $1001.20 2 activities (natural person). Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Licence $1117.30

3 activities (natural person). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence $1182.30

4 activities (natural person). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence $1247.30

5 activities (natural person). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence $1529.70 1 activity (body corporate). Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Licence $1701.00 2 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Licence $1851.90

3 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence $1997.80

4 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence $2143.60

5 activities (body corporate). Fees for 2017-18.

Lodgement process

Apply

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.

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)