Security Consultant Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a security consultant. Security Consultant licences are available in four different classes for different types of work.

You will require a licence of class one, two or three if you intend to seek out people 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.

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
  • obtain two character references
  • have evidence of your completion of the required training course in technical security
  • agree to the Security Industry Code of Conduct
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Applicants for a Class Four licence are required to have completed a Certificate IV in Security Risk Management. Applicants for a Class Two licence are required to have completed an approved course in Technical Security prior to submitting the application. 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 a one or three years. Licences are renewed for three year periods thereafter.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $324.00

One year or less.

Apply Application All $333.00

One to three years.

General Miscellaneous All $111.00

Fingerprint fee.

Renew Renewal All $208.00 -

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Overseas Police Certificates - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

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


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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


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)