Licence endorsements for security agents

The Security and Investigations Agents Act 2002 (external link) provides for the licensing and control of:

  • Security Agents
  • Commercial Agents
  • Inquiry Agents
  • Crowd Control Agents.

Permitted to use guard dog endorsement

Eligibility

Before you can apply for a permission to use a guard dog endorsement, you must:

  • hold a full Security Employee or Individual Agent licence with activity Security General Guarding
  • supply evidence of a statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
  • provide a copy of the dog registration and dog training certificate with every application or renewal.

If no official dog training certificate can be supplied, the licence holder must provide a Statutory Declaration which must include that the dog being used is:

  • an appropriate breed to undertake the security guard dog activity and
  • trained to a standard acknowledged by a dog training organisation to be competent to perform functions of a security guard dog.

Documents must be in a digital format (i.e. PDF; jpeg; jpg; text) ready to upload to your online application or renewal form.

You can add this endorsement at the time of renewing your licence or by amending your current licence online through the My Licence portal. The renewal option will only appear on your My Licence account when it is within the renewal period. You are able to amend your licence any day of the year to add this endorsement.

Permitted to carry firearm endorsement

Eligibility

Before you can apply for permission to carry a firearm endorsement you must:

  • hold a full Security Employee or Individual Agent licence with activity Security General Guarding
  • supply evidence of a statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
  • have a current Tasmanian firearms licence with a H6 category
  • provide a copy of your firearms licence.

Documents must be in a digital format (i.e. PDF; jpeg; jpg; text) ready to upload to your online application or renewal form.

You can apply for an endorsement at the time of renewing your licence or by amending your current licence online through the My Licence portal. The renewal option will only appear on your My Licence account when it is within the renewal period. You are able to amend your licence any day of the year to add this endorsement.

Permitted to carry baton endorsement

Eligibility

Before you can apply for permission to carry a baton endorsement you must:

  • hold a full Security Employee or Individual Agent licence with activity Security General Guarding
  • supply evidence of a statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
  • get a letter from the Firearms Service, Tasmania Police, advising you are exempt under Section 15c(1) of the Police Offences Act 1935 by contacting Tasmania Police at:

Documents must be in a digital format (i.e. PDF; jpeg; jpg; text) ready to upload to your online application or renewal form.

You can apply for an endorsement at the time of renewing your licence or by amending your current licence online through the My Licence portal. The renewal option will only appear on your My Licence account when it is within the renewal period.  You are able to amend your licence any day of the year to add this endorsement.

Permitted to carry handcuffs endorsement

Eligibility

Before you can apply for permission to carry handcuffs endorsement you must:

  • hold a Security Employee or Agent Individual licence with activity Security General Guarding
  • supply evidence of a statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
  • get a letter from the Firearms Service, Tasmania Police, advising you are exempt under Section 15c(1) of the Police Offences Act 1935 by contacting Tasmania Police at:

Documents must be in a digital format (i.e. PDF; jpeg; jpg; text) ready to upload to your online application or renewal form.

You can apply for an endorsement at the time of renewing your licence or by amending your current licence online through the My Licence portal. The renewal option will only appear on your My Licence account when it is within the renewal period.  You are able to amend your licence any day of the year to add this endorsement.

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Updated: 23 Jul 2020