Message from the Chief Commissioner

Our Services

Release date: Mon 11 August 2008

Last updated: Fri 6 January 2017


Application Processing Time

The Licensing and Regulation Division processes new private security licence applications and private security licence renewals as they are received.

We endeavour to process all applications within 28 calendar days of their receipt.

There may be instances where the processing of your application is prolonged due to deficiencies in your application or the need to review your application more thoroughly.

We are unable to respond to enquiries relating to the processing status of licence applications received within the last 28 days.

If 28 calendar days have elapsed since the date of receipt of your application and you require an update, please contact us via email with your full name, date of birth, type of application, date of lodgement and licence number if available.

Front Counter Service

The Licensing & Regulation Division no longer provides a drop in counter service.

In order to deliver a more efficient service, front counter attendance is strictly by appointment only. Applications and other documentation will no longer be accepted over the front counter. Customers who attend without an appointment will be turned away.

Detailed information relating to the location of the front counter and what matters will be considered for an appointment can be found here.

Appointments are available on during the following times (excluding public holidays):

  • Mondays and Fridays between 11:00am and 1:00pm;
  • and Wednesdays between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

Appointments can only be made by contacting our customer service line on
1300 651 645.

New applications must returned the Licensing & Regulation Division by post.
Renewal applications and general correspondence can be returned by email, fax or post.

General enquiries can be made via email or calling our customer service line on
1300 651 645.

Postal address: GPO Box 2807, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Fax: (03)9247 6485



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
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
Docklands, VIC, 3008

GPO Box 2807
Melbourne, VIC, 3001

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

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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