- From the date that you submit your application or renewal online, it takes approximately 6 weeks before you receive your security agent licence
- There may be a delay if an incorrect form was uploaded to your application OR we are waiting for you to complete actions like getting an ID photo or fingerprints taken OR further investigation is needed.
- An incomplete application form or one that requires further investigation will take longer and the delay will depend on what information is needed.
You are unable to work or operate within the security industry without a current licence identification card.
Training and qualifications
Find a licensed security agent
- Guide to licensing services for Security Agents June 2018 (pdf, 5.6 MB)
- Security and Investigations Agents Act 2002 (external link)
- Securing and Investigations Agents Regulations 2015 (external link)
- Apply for a security agent - individual licence
- Apply for a security agent - employee licence
- Apply for a security agent - body corporate licence
- Applying through mutual recognition for security and investigation agents licence