Security licensing requirements vary for each State and Territory and you should familiarise yourself with the respective legislation and visit the State government licensing regulator website for your State or Territory below.

Self employed and companies providing security services must obtain a security licence and employees undertaking security services must obtain an individual licence for the relevant security sector.

Australian Capital Territory
Security Industry Act 2003
Security Industry Regulations 2003

Regulator – Access Canberra

ACT Firearms Act 1996
ACT Firearms Regulations 2008
ACT Prohibited Weapons Act 1996

Regulator – Australian Federal Police

Labour Hire Licensing
On 27 May 2021, the ACT introduced a new licensing scheme for labour hire providers that will better protect workers and promote responsible practices in the labour hire services industry.

Regulator – WorkSafe ACT
Private Security Act 2004
Private Security Regulations 2016

Regulator – Victoria Police

Firearms Act 1996
Firearms Regulations 2018

Regulator – Victoria Police

Labour Hire Licensing
From 30 October 2019, security providers who provide employees to another security provider or client require a labour hire licence.
Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018
Labour Hire Licensing Regulations 2018

Regulator – Labour Hire Licensing Authority