Crowd Controller Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to act as a crowd controller. A crowd controller is sometimes known as a bouncer or doorman. Crowd controllers, as part of their duties in any licensed premises, place of entertainment or public or private event or function:

  • control or monitor the behaviour of people
  • screen people seeking entry and
  • remove people for behavioural reasons.

You may not require this licence if you are working as an usher, ticket collector or turnstile operator at an unlicensed venue. You may only work as a licensed crowd controller if you are employed by a crowd control agent, unless you are a sole trader, in which case you will also require a crowd control agent's licence, which must be applied for separately.

Please note that as a crowd controller you are not permitted to carry any weapons whilst performing crowd control activities.

If you are an interstate visitor and hold an equivalent licence in your home state or territory, you may be able to apply for a temporary licence of up to one year. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 over the age of 18
  • be deemed a fit and proper person
  • provide two personal character references
  • possess a current First Aid Certificate
  • have evidence of your completion of a Certificate 2 in Security Operations with an approved training provider
  • agree to the Security Industry Code of Conduct
  • have successfully completed a written examination based on the content of your training course
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fees.

You may be required to give your fingerprints and palm prints.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Licences are initially issued for one or three years. Licences are renewed for three years thereafter.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $324.00

One year or less.

Apply Application All $333.00

One to three years.

General Miscellaneous All $111.00

Fingerprint fee.

Renew Renewal All $208.00 -

Act(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997 Western Australia

Application process


You must submit your application form in person. Do not sign your form until you present it to the Licensing Agency.

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

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:


Police Licensing Services

WA Police

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 9
East Perth
Western Australia 6892
Phone: 1300 171 011
Fax: 08 9454 1533
Website: Police Licensing Services (Opens in new window)