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About us

Private security activities within Western Australia are governed by the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 and the Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997.

Licensing Services (Security) regulates and manages the security industry and is responsible for:

  • issuing security licences and registrations
  • renewal of security licences and registrations
  • monitoring of security licences and registration holders

Licensing Services (Security) aim to provide the community of Western Australia with confidence in a professional security industry where competency (training), integrity and accountability are provided and maintained at a high standard.

Contact us

Licensing Services (Security)

Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington WA 6107

Postal Address:
Locked Bag 9
East Perth WA 6892

Tel: 1300 171 011 
Fax: (08) 9454 1533

Email Licensing Services (Security)

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Opening hours:
Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Telephone contact hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Please note that new applications are not accepted after 3.15pm and renewals are not accepted after 3.30pm due to time taken to process applications.
Tests cannot be taken after 2:30pm. Maximum time allowed for completion of the test is 60 minutes



New Character Reference form

Please be advised that the character reference form has been updated. Commencing immediately, the new form is to be used with all licence applications requiring character references. No other reference forms will be accepted after 30/04/2014. The new form can be found here.

Security Officer, Security Bodyguard & Crowd Controller Renewals

A current first aid certificate is required to perform licensed work. If the first aid expiry date listed on your current licence has expired, your renewal application cannot be processed unless you provide a copy of your current first aid certificate.

Processing Times

New applications are currently being processed at 25 working days.

Please allow 20 working days for all documents submitted to our office to be processed. This includes but is not limited to:

  • New applications
  • Renewal applications
  • New firearm/baton applications
  • Firearm/baton re-qualifications
  • Firearm medicals







Licence information
Licence information   General licence information

Types of licences
Types of licences   Find out what types of security
licences are available

Licence applications
Licence applications   How do I apply for a security licence?

Licence fees
Licence fees   Find out what you have to pay for your application or licence

Application forms
Application forms   Access to all security forms

Current licence holders
Current licence holders  

Details of current security licence holders and licensed companies in Western Australia


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