Permit / Endorsement to Carry a Weapon - Western Australia

Description

You will need an endorsement to carry a baton or firearm as a licensed security officer. You will need a permit to carry a firearm as a licensed security officer for a specific period of time.

You may apply for the 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.

Security officers are prohibited from carrying any weapons without an endorsement.

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 a firearm endorsement you must:

  • be a licensed security officer
  • 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
  • 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:

  • be a licensed security officer
  • have completed a baton training course (within the previous six months) with an approved registered training organisation
  • obtain a baton training endorsement certificate.

To be eligible for a firearm permit you must:

  • be a licensed security officer
  • have a firearm endorsement.

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

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

Duration

One year

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $181.00

Firearm endorsement fee

Apply Application All $216.00

Permit fee

Apply Application All $181.00

Baton endorsement fee

General Duplicate Certificate All $31.00 -

Act(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997 Western Australia

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Services (Security)

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
Phone: 1300 171 011
Email: SecurityLicensing@police.wa.gov.au
Website: Police Licensing Services (Opens in new window)