How To Get NSW Security Guard Licence

NSW security guards industry has many opportunities for job seekers. However everyone can not start security guard job in NSW Australia unless he/she holds valid NSW security guard licence. Security guard licence is issued by NSW police and it is fully regulated department which take care of training, licensing and regulations of security guards. To get NSW security guard licence you must be Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. Non-residents can also get NSW security licence by following this procedure.

Security guard licence NSW australiaSecurity licence is classified according to different competencies.

  • Class 1A – Unarmed Guard & Class 1C – Crowd Controller
  • Class 1B – Bodyguard
  • Class 1D – Guard Dog Handler
  • Class 1E – Monitoring Centre Operator
  • Class 1F – Armed Guard

Licence Class 1A is most popular and many people get this by following statutory procedure. Fee for NSW security licence is:

New Application:

  • 1 year licence: $160
  • 5 years licence: $640

On-time Renewal:

  • 1 year: $140
  • 5 years: $560

You can download NSW security licence form here.

Contact NSW Security Licence Directorate


Locked bag 5099, Parramatta NSW 2124

Phone: 1300 362 001 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Fax: 1300 362 066

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