Fingerprinting and identification

If you live in Tasmania

When you are applying for your security agent licence for the first time you must have your fingerprints taken.  The Security and Investigations Agents Act 2002 (external link) requires all applicants to be fingerprinted.

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services will automatically order you a National Police record check (external link) as part of your online application or renewal.

You will have the option to pay a fee for your fingerprints and National Police record checks by credit card when you apply for your licence online OR you can visit a Service Tasmania shop (external link) to make payment.

You need to give consent to and have your fingerprints checked at a Tasmanian Police station, and take with you:

  1. The payment receipt (download and print receipt online or from Service Tasmania)
  2. Signed statement of Consent and Indemnity to allow the police and fingerprint reports to be taken
  3. Photo identification

Please note if your fingerprints have been taken previously for a licence they may still be in police records.  To check, contact Tasmania Police (external link).

Your fingerprints report will be sent to Consumer, Building and Occupational Services as part of the application process.

If you live interstate

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services will automatically order you a National Police check as part of your online application or renewal.

You need to give consent for Consumer, Building and Occupational Services to order you a National Police record check (external link). You will pay a fee for your National Police check by credit card when you apply for your licence online.

You need to give us a copy of your fingerprints check at a Police station in your State or Territory certified by a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner of Declarations

The report needs to be issued within the last 4 weeks from the date of lodgement of your licence application.

Your fingerprints report will be sent to Consumer, Building and Occupational Services as part of the application process.

If you live overseas

  1. Get the equivalent of an Australian Criminal Record from the country where you live.
  2. Get a certified copy of your fingerprint check from the Australian Federal Police (external link)

The report needs to be issued within the last 4 weeks from the date of lodgement of your licence application.

Your fingerprints report will be sent to Consumer, Building and Occupational Services as part of the application process.

Proving your identity

You must prove your identity by providing at least on primary document and one or more secondary documents.

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