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Security licence activities, description and extra requirements

Licence activityActivity description (if you receive payment)Extra requirements
Crowd control
  • screening the entry of people into a place
  • monitoring or controlling the behaviour of people in a place
  • removing people from a place
  • Code of conduct (available as part of an application form)
Security guarding general
  • patrol, protect, watch or guard property
  • keep property under surveillance
  • provide in-house security (a person who guards, patrols or watches their employer's property
  • personnel loss prevention (preventing or minimising shoplifting)
  • operate security gates
Nil
Monitoring room operator
  • guard property
  • keep property under surveillance
Nil
Bodyguard
  • provide close personal protective services
Nil
Security guarding with dog
  • patrol, protect, watch or guard property
  • keep property under surveillance
Security guarding with firearm
  • patrol, protect, watch or guard property
  • keep property under surveillance
Security guarding with baton
  • patrol, protect, watch or guard property
  • keep property under surveillance
Security guarding with handcuffs
  • patrol, protect, watch or guard property
  • keep property under surveillance
Inquiry agent

Providing information on another person about:

  • the personal character or action of any person
  • the business or occupation of any person
  • getting evidence for the purpose of legal proceedings
  • searching for missing persons
Nil
Commercial agent
Commercial sub-agent
  • finding the whereabouts or repossessing a good or chattel that is the subject of a security interest
  • collecting or requesting the payment of a debt
  • executing (which includes serving) a legal document in relation to a judgement or order of a court
  • levying distress (taking possession of a person's property to satisfy a debt or demand for payment)
  • Commercial agent activity is only available for an agent individual or a body corporate licence holder
  • Commercial agent must hold a Trust Account
  • Commercial sub-agent activity is only available to an employee licence holder. Duties are the same as commercial agent.
Updated: 01 Jun 2020

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