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Mutual recognition and interstate transfers of security clearances

Queensland does not recognise security clearances from other states or territories. This is because we have different requirements, for example, with regards to domestic violence.

To work with security-sensitive explosives in Queensland, you will need to obtain a Queensland security clearance.

Exception: You don't need to apply for a security clearance if you live interstate and:

  • have an existing interstate clearance issued by the regulator of that state
  • are working in Queensland for a continuous period of less than 3 months.

Queensland security clearances aren't transferable. Before working in another state, check requirements with the appropriate agency.