Crowd Controller Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence 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 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 need a crowd control agent's licence. You must apply for the agent's licence separately.

Crowd controllers are not permitted to carry any weapons whilst performing crowd control activities.

You may be able to 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 of age
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have a current first aid certificate
  • have evidence of your completion of a Certificate II in Security Operations from an approved training provider.

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 years thereafter.


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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

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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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