Private Security Individual Licence - Victoria


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

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

You may apply for a licence covering one or more of the activities above. Each of the above services has a number of different sub-categories. Applicants must state which activities they intend to be authorised for.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding these sub-categories.

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 18 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 5 years
  • not have been convicted of an indictable offence within the preceding 10 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.

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 3 years, unless suspended or cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Other $410.70

1 activity. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Other $468.10 2 activities. Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Other $500.00

3 activities. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Other $531.80

4 activities. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Other $563.70

5 activities. Fees for 2017-18.

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

Phone: 1300 651 645
Fax: 03 9247 6485
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