Permit / Endorsement to Carry a Weapon (Security Officer) - Western Australia

Description

You may require this permit / endorsement if you are a licensed security officer and you intend to carry a firearm or baton in the course of your duties. You may apply for this endorsement either at the same time as you apply for a security officer licence or separately. You may be endorsed for either firearms, batons, or both.

Please note that security officers without this endorsement are prohibited from carrying any weapons.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 either a permit or an endorsement you must:

  • Hold, or be successfully in applying for, a security officer's licence;
  • Complete the required forms; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

To be eligible for a firearm endorsement you must:

  • Complete a firearm training course (within the previous six months) with an approved registered training organisation and obtain a firearm training endorsement certificate;
  • Provide a letter of intent from a security agent who holds a corporate firearm licence, stating that you are required to carry a firearm as part of your security officer duties; and
  • Provide a medical certificate (less than one month old) stating that you are physically and psychologically fit to use and carry firearms.

To be eligible for a baton endorsement you must have completed a baton training course (within the previous six months) with an approved registered training organisation and obtain a baton training endorsement certificate.

You may be required to give your fingerprints and palm prints. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $174.00

Endorsement to carry firearms for the purpose of escorting of money or valuables.

Apply Application All $207.00

Permit to hold a firearm for static guard duties.

Apply Application All $174.00

Endorsement to be in possession of a baton.

General Duplicate Certificate All $28.00 -

Act(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 WA

Regulation(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997 WA

Lodgement process

Lodge

You must submit your application form in person. Do not sign your form until you present it to licensing agency.

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.

Enquiries

Police Licensing Services

WA Police

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 9
East Perth
Western Australia 6892
Toll Free: 1300 171 011
Fax: 08 9454 1533
Email: SecurityLicensing@police.wa.gov.au