The amendments include:

  • Individuals applying for a Master licence, and the nominated person for licence applications made by a corporation or government agency, must now be:
    • an Australian citizen or permanent Australian resident (includes New Zealand citizens), or
    • the holder of a visa for a skilled occupation to which the activities authorised by the proposed licence correspond.
  • Updates to several clauses to align with amendments to the Security Industry Act 1997 that commenced on 1 June 2023.
  • Providing that penalty notices may be issued for new offences introduced on 1 June 2023.
  • Clarifying maximum penalties for penalty notices issued to Master licensees.

Security Industry Regulation 2016