Unlicensed or inappropriate activity

There are heavy penalties for anyone performing unlicensed or inappropriate security activity. You can also be fined if you directly or indirectly hire anyone who is unlicensed or inappropriately licensed.

Contact us to report any inappropriate activity or if you believe someone is operating without a licence.

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services prefers to receive reports with full contact details however anonymous reports are accepted. Before an investigation can begin, it is important to provide detailed information which should include:

  • the type of activity
  • where it took place
  • when it took place
  • names of anyone involved.
Updated: 17 Jan 2023

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