New application - agent individual licence

An Agent individual licence is valid for 3 years and allows you to:

  • employ staff
  • work for yourself
  • operate your own business
  • work for a business or company

How to apply


See the list of current fees for security agent licences

Licence activities you can apply for

An agent can apply for the following activities to be added to the licence:

  • crowd control
  • security general guarding
  • security guarding with dog
  • security guarding with firearm
  • bodyguard
  • monitoring room operator
  • commercial agent
  • inquiry agent

How long do I have to wait to get my licence?

  • A properly completed application form should take approximately 6 weeks.
  • 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

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What you will get

  • A plastic photographic licence
  • A paper certificate

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