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Individuals and companies in the security industry must be licensed to work in Queensland.

Licence types
Details of licence types, eligibility criteria and how to apply for a licence in the security industry.

Licence changes
The process to change your licence details, renew or surrender your licence, or apply for mutual recognition of your interstate or New Zealand licence.

Licence check
Search our free online licensing register to check that your security provider is properly licensed.

Legal requirements
Information on security industry association membership, fingerprinting, inspections, restricted licences, registers, identification requirements and carrying weapons.

Breaches and penalties
There are severe penalties for breaking the law and operating unlicensed in the security industry.

Security industry forms
Licence application forms.

Everyone who works in the security industry must comply with the Security Providers Act 1993 and the Security Providers Regulation 2008. The following codes of practice also apply:

Last reviewed 06/06/2013

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