Security Officer Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to act as a security officer. A security officer is someone who is paid to watch, guard or protect any property and sometimes is referred to as a security guard or loss prevention officer.

Please note that a separate approval is required if you intend to carry firearms or batons.

You may not require this licence if you are employed by one employer only (who is not a security agent) to watch or guard their property without the use of weapons.

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.


If you are applying for a security officer licence - control room / monitoring centre, you do not need to complete an approved training course (including first aid).

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be over the age of 18 years
  • provide two personal character references
  • be deemed to be a fit and proper person of good character
  • possess a current first aid certificate
  • have evidence of your completion of a Certificate 2 in Security Operations with an approved training provider
  • agree to the Security Industry Code of Conduct
  • have successfully completed a written examination based on the content of your training course
  • 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 $324.00

One year or less.

Apply Application All $333.00

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

Application process


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