The performance of security activities in New South Wales is now governed by the Security Industry Act 1997 and Regulation. The new laws, which came into effect in July 1998 have been designed with the clear intention of providing the community of New South Wales with confidence in a professional security industry where competency (training), integrity and accountability are provided and maintained to a high standard.
- General Information
Licences will be issued for a period of 1 or 5 years unless suspended or revoked (eg. if the conditions of a licence are not satisfied or the licensee is convicted of a prescribed offence)…
- Security Training
Pre-training Criminal Record Check
- It is a requirement of the new legislation that a criminal record clearance be given, prior to an applicant being trained for entry to the security industry.
- Your Training Organization will co-ordinate your clearance with the Security Industry Registry. You will not be permitted to undertake training if you have a criminal record within the past ten years for an offence that would restrict you from being granted a licence.
- Pre-training criminal record checks will not be accepted from individuals. Your training provider will submit the application on your behalf.
- Training cannot be undertaken until such time as the result of the pre-training criminal record check has been received by your training provider.
- Completed licence applications are processed by the Security Industry Registry.
- Class 1 And 2 Licences
Class 1 Licences are required for any person performing static, mobile, crowd control and general guarding services.
- Applying For A Class 1 And 2 Licence
Current licence holders will be sent a courtesy reminder letter and application form approximately 8 to 10 weeks prior to the expiry of their licence. Licensees must advise the Security Industry Registry of any change of address within 14 days of moving. This also ensures that all documentation is sent to the correct address.
- Master Licence
Any business that engages in security activities must hold a Master Licence.
- Schedule Of Fees For Security Licensing Under The Security Industry Act, 1997
- Security Licence Classes, Required Qualifications And Documentation
- Conditions And Authority of A Licence
The Security Industry Act, 1997 and Regulation sets out specific conditions and authorities for all Class 1, 2 and Master licences granted.
- Refusal And Revocation Of Licences
Security Industry Registry Forms
- P601 – Application for a Class 1 and or Class 2 licence
- P604 – Application for a Change of Details and/or Duplicate of a Security Licence
- P605 – Schedule of Fees
- P606 – Security Licence Classes, Required Qualifications and Documentation
- P607 – Authority for Pre-Training Criminal Record Check
Security Industry Registry
Locked Bag 5099
PARRAMATTA NSW 2124
Telephone no: 1300 362 001
Fax no: 1300 362 066