Refusal and Revocation of Licences

Mandatory Grounds

The Commissioner of Police MUST refuse an application if the applicant has been:

  • Convicted within 10 years before the application was made, in New South Wales or elsewhere, of an offence prescribed by the regulations.
  • Found guilty, but with no conviction recorded, within 5 years before the application was made, in New South Wales or elsewhere, of an offence prescribed by the regulations.
  • Removed or dismissed from any Police Force within 10 years before the application was made.

Offences for which an applicant MUST be disqualified are:

  • Offences relating to the possession or use of a firearm or dangerous weapon.
  • Offences relating to prohibited drugs.
  • Prescribed offences involving assault.
  • Dishonesty offences.
  • Robbery offences.
  • In the case of a Master Licence holder, industrial relation offences.

Right of Review

To appeal against the decision of the Commissioner to refuse, revoke, suspend or place special conditions upon the security licence, you must first apply to the Security Industry Registry for an internal review of that decision within 28 days. If the internal review is unsuccessful, you may obtain further information by contacting the Administrative Decisions Tribunal.

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