Security Bodyguard Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to act as a security bodyguard. A security bodyguard is someone who is paid to escort another person as a guard or protector.

Please note that security bodyguards are generally prohibited from carrying weapons. If you intend to carry a weapon as a bodyguard you will require a separate approval. You may only work as a licensed security bodyguard if you are employed by a licensed security agent, unless you are a sole-trader, in which case you will also require a Security Agent Licence.

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 deemed a fit and proper person
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • provide evidence of your completion of relevant certificates with an approved training provider
  • agree to the Security Industry Code of Conduct
  • possess a current first aid certificate
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fees.

You may be required to give your fingerprints and palm prints. If you have not been a resident of Australia for the last five years you will require an Overseas Police Clearance.

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 $317.00

One year or less.

Apply Application All $326.00

One to three years.

General Miscellaneous All $111.00

Fingerprint fee.

Renew Renewal All $201.00 -

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Overseas Police Certificates (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 WA

Regulation(s) name

Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997 WA

Application process


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


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)