Hiring security services

You must only hire a person or business authorised to provide security services.  Any person or company hired to provide security services must:

  • be licenced
  • have the correct licence activity endorsed on their licence.

Checking a licence

Anyone authorised to provide security services is issued with a licence. Ask them to show you their licence and make sure they are authorised to perform the required work. The licence has:

  • a photograph of the person
  • the person's name
  • licence number
  • expiry date
  • the activities the person is licensed to undertake.

Examples where licensed security may be required

  • trade shows
  • general shows or fairs
  • concerts
  • sporting events
  • business or social functions
  • general public gatherings (e.g. demonstrations).
Updated: 01 Jun 2020