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.

Licensing update 19/09/2016

Please note, due to increased volumes currently being experienced, processing time for new applications is now 6 weeks (30 working days). It remains at 4 weeks (20 working days) for renewals and endorsements.

New Training Requirement for Class 2 Installer/Consultant

As of 1 January 2017 all new applicants for Class 2 (Alarms and CCTV) Security Installer and Security Consultant licences MUST complete an approved course in Technical Security prior to submitting their licence application. The current pre-licence test will be abolished on 31 December 2016.

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)
Contact your nearest police station

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday - 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.