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Security industry

If you or your business is in the security industry, you must be registered and licensed to work in Queensland. Operating in the security industry without a licence attracts severe penalties.

Several types of licences are available. If you have a licence obtained interstate or in New Zealand, you can apply for mutual recognition of your licence.

If you operate as a security provider, you must observe several laws and regulations that cover areas such as:

  • revalidation training
  • how to respond to requests from the Office of Fair Trading
  • keeping appropriate records of security providers and crowd controllers employed or engaged
  • identification requirements
  • restrictions on carrying weapons.

Learn more about the security industry and search the licensing register.


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