Security Installer Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence to act as a security installer. A security installer is someone who is paid to install, maintain or repair items of security equipment. This licence is available in four different classes that authorise you to install, maintain or repair different types of security equipment:

  • 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: Locks.

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

You may only work as a licensed security installer if you are employed by a licensed security agent, unless you are a sole-trader, in which case you will need a security agent licence. You must apply for the agent's licence separately.

This licence does not apply to the installation of security of equipment in vehicles, vessels or aircraft.

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 for the class of licence you intend to apply for.

Applicants for a class one licence must be trade qualified locksmiths. 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 1 or 3 years. Licences are renewed for 3 years thereafter.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

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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

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.