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Release date: Mon 11 August 2008

Last updated: Tue 2 December 2014

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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:

  • Granting private security licences and registrations, including renewals 
  • Approval of training and trainers 
  • Compliance and enforcement activities

Contact us
Licensing & Regulation Division
Level 4, Tower 3
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
Docklands, VIC, 3008

GPO Box 2807
Melbourne, VIC, 3001

Phone: 1300 651 645
Fax: (03) 9247 6485

Holiday Hours

LRD's hours of operation over the holiday season are as follows:

Monday, 22 December                Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, 23 December              Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 24 December        Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday, 25 December             Office Closed
Friday, 26 December                   Office Closed
Monday, 29 December                Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, 30 December              Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, 31 December        Counter Closed. Telephone 8:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday, 1 January                    Office Closed
Friday, 2 January                          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.

Standard Hours of Operation
LRD's service counter is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The office is closed on Public Holidays. 


From this page, you can find information on the following:


               Register of Private Security Licence, Registration and Permit holders


               Private Security Licences        



   Private Security Business Licences

Security Guarding (Incorporating armed and unarmed guard, guard with a dog, cash in transit, control room operator and monitoring centre operator)
Crowd Control



                 Private Security Registrations

  Private Security Business Registrations         

Security Adviser
Security Equipment Installer


               Renewing a private security licence or registration


               Notification of change of address/ change of details

               Forms and Downloads

               News and Events


               Frequently Asked Questions

               Alarm Response and Alpha Codes

               Positional Asphyxia

               Trainer Organisations

               Training Requirements

               Applying for a licence in Victoria under mutual recognition

               Eligibility requirements (page under construction)

               Approved Security Industry Organisations

               Application for a visitor permit

               Providing Feedback to the Licensing & Regulation Division


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