Crowd Control Agent Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence to act as a crowd control agent. A crowd control agent is a person who advertises or supplies the services of crowd controllers. A crowd controller is sometimes known as a bouncer or doormen. Crowd controllers are someone who, as part of their regular duties in any licensed premises, place of entertainment or public or private event or function:

  • controls or monitors the behaviour of people
  • screens people seeking entry
  • removes people for behavioural reasons.

This licence only covers the advertisement and supply of crowd controllers. You will need a separate licence to work as a crowd controller. You will need to be licensed as a crowd control agent and a crowd controller to carry out work as a sole trader.

You may apply for a temporary licence of up to one year if you are an interstate visitor and hold an equivalent licence in your home state or territory.

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 fit and proper person
  • ensure there is adequate management, supervision and control of your business
  • have sufficient financial resources to meet your financial obligations
  • undertake a pre-licence test.

You may need to have your fingerprints and palm prints recorded.


Licences are initially issued for 1 or 3 years. Licences are renewed for 3 year periods thereafter.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

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Act(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997 Western Australia

Approval time

New applications will be processed in 30 working days. Renewals and endorsements will be processed in 20 working days.

Administering agency

WA Police

Police Licensing Services

Contact details

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