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:
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.
Licensing Services (Security)
Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington WA 6107
Locked Bag 9
East Perth WA 6892
Tel: 1300 171 011
Fax: (08) 9454 1533
Email Licensing Services (Security)
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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.
Christmas and New Year Opening Hours
Wednesday 24 December: 8.00am to 11.15am
Thursday 25 December: Closed
Friday 26 December: Closed
Monday 29 December: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday 30 December: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday 31 December: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 1 January: Closed
Friday 2 January: 8.00am to 4.00pm
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.
New applications are currently being processed at 25 working days.
Please allow 20 working days for all other documents submitted to our office to be processed. This includes but is not limited to:
Details of current security licence holders and licensed companies in Western Australia