Security Consultant Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence to act as a security consultant. Security Consultant licences are available in four different classes for different types of work.

You will need a class one, two or three licence to enter into contracts to supply items of security equipment. Each licence class authorises you for different types of items and equipment as follows:

  • Class 1: Safes, vaults and locks
  • Class 2: Security alarms, CCTV for security purposes, electric fences, bulletproof doors or screens and associated equipment
  • Class 3: Security doors
  • Class 4: Watching, guarding and protection of property.

You may hold more than one class of licence at the same time.

You may only work as a licensed security consultant 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. You must apply for the agent's licence separately.

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 old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have evidence of your completion of the required training course in technical security.

Applicants for a class four licence must have a certificate IV in security risk management. Applicants for a class two licence must have completed an approved course in technical security prior to submitting the application.

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

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


Licences are initially issued for a 1 or 3 years. Licences are renewed for 3 year periods thereafter.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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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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