Release date: Mon 11 August 2008
Last updated: Tue 2 December 2014
Private Security Industry
The private security industry encompasses a broad range of activities including security guarding, crowd controllers, investigators, bodyguards, private security trainers, security advisors and equipment installers. The Private Security Act 2004 was enacted to preserve the safety and peace of all Victorians with regards to private security.
Any person or business undertaking private security activities in the State of Victoria must be the holder of a Private Security Licence or Registration issued by Victoria Police.
The private security industry is regulated by Victoria Police's Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD). LRD is responsible for:
GPO Box 2807
Phone: 1300 651 645
LRD's hours of operation over the holiday season are as follows:
Monday, 22 December Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
LRD will resume normal business hours on Monday, 5 January, 2015.
Please note, during this period there will be a drop-box located outside the lifts on level 4 for those wishing to drop off their applications however, there will be no access to LRD offices.
Hours of Operation
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