Body corporate - agent security licence

A Body Corporate licence is valid for three years.

A Body Corporate needs to:

  • appoint a nominated manager who holds a Tasmanian Agent – Individual licence with the equivalent licensed activities that the company needs and
  • make sure each company manager or director undertaking licensed activities meets the criteria. This does not mean each company director should be a licensed person, however each person listed as a director will be assessed as if they are applying for a licence.

A Body Corporate can apply for the following security licence activities to be added to their licence:

  • Crowd Control
  • Security General Guarding
    • Security Guard
    • Monitoring Room Operator
    • Bodyguard
  • Commercial Agent
  • Inquiry Agent


You can apply for a security licence if:

  • the Directors are 18 years or older
  • you have a nominated manager
  • have no recorded conviction of a disqualifying offence.

There are mandatory requirements for displaying identification (ID) when working. To learn about this requirement and others, read Working in the security industry.

Under the Security and Investigations Agents Act 2002 (external link) people working in the security agent industry must have the appropriate licence and have completed the units of competency for each activity.

Documents must be in a digital format (ie, PDF; jpeg; jpg, text) ready to upload to your online application.

Should your application be successful, you will receive a licence certificate and will be able to download a copy of the certificate from the My Licence portal.

The average processing time for an application is six weeks from the date the application is accepted

If there are issues with your application you will be contacted either by phone or email. Your application cannot progress until you provide all the required documents.

Wait six weeks from the date you submitted the application before calling 1300 65 44 99 to find out how your application is progressing.

The company is unable work or operate within the security industry without a current licence

Renewing an expired agent body corporate licence

For the first renewal after the new system is live, you will receive a renewal reminder notice in the mail approximately eight weeks before the expiry date on your licence card.

If the option to renew your licence is no longer available through the My Licence portal, you will need to submit a new application online.

You cannot get a refund if your application is refused or withdrawn for any reason

To learn more about applying for a new Body Corporate licence, read the Guide to licensing services for Security Agents June 2018 (PDF, 5.6 MB).


  1. Read the information on this licence page so you know what to do and what documents to provide (new application and renewal)
  2. Read the Personal Information Protection Statement (new application and renewal)
  3. Provide evidence of your identity (primary and secondary) for all Directors (new application only)
  4. Provide details of all Directors and each must respond to the suitability questions online (new application and renewal)
  5. Give consent and have your fingerprints check at a Tasmania Police station (new application only) and take with you:
    1. the payment receipt (download and print online) Service Tasmania shop (external link)
    2. photo identification and your payment receipt (download and print online for from )
      1. if you are interstate, go to the Police in the state or territory you live in. Your original fingerprints will be sent by post to CBOS.
  6. Scan and save to a computer or storage device like a USB, a digital copy of:
    1. last financial statement or a letter from an auditor to say the company is a viable concern (new application and renewal)
    2. full company extract (new application and renewal)
    3. National Personal Insolvency Index (bankruptcy statements ) for all Directors dated within the last month (new application and renewal)
  7. Have a credit card ready to pay your licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop (new application and renewal)


When you are completing your online application or renewal, you will need to answer a set of suitability questions. If you answer YES to any of these, you must provide a reason why.

  1. Has the body corporate ever been convicted of any offence, or are any court proceedings pending?
  2. Has the body corporate been, or is it now, suspended or disqualified from practising or carrying on an occupation, trade or business under a law of this state or elsewhere?
  3. Has the body corporate been or is it now, being wound up, or under official management or receivership?
  4. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of an offence involving assault or violence in any country?
  5. Has any director ever been the subject of a restraint order / family violence order or interim restraint order / interim family violence order?


  1. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of an offence involving dishonesty, fraud or theft in any country?
  2. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of an offence involving burglary or stealing in any country?
  3. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of a firearms or weapons offence in any country?
  4. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of a drug offence in any country?
  5. Has any director ever been subject to a court or police diversion for any offence?
  6. Does any director have any charges pending against them or have they been convicted of any offence anywhere in the world? (not traffic offences)
  7. Is any director an undischarged bankrupt or have you entered into any composition or arrangement with your creditors that is still continuing?

There is a penalty for supplying any false or misleading information

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Need help to apply for or renew your licence?

Read the Guide to licensing services for Security Agents June 2018 (PDF, 5.6 MB). This guide has step-by-step instructions to help you apply for or renew your licence.

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Updated: 14 Nov 2022

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