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Private Security Registrations

Release date: Tue 23 October 2012

Last updated: Wed 28 June 2017

This page provides information on the registration sector of the private security industry.

A Registration with Victoria Police is required by any person who installs security equipment, provides advice regarding security equipment; or by any business offering the services of others to undertake these services. More information on the activities requiring registration and an explanation of what is defined as 'security equipment' can be found by clicking on the following links:

Security Adviser
Security Equipment Installer

Eligibility for a private security Registration

To ensure the safety of all Victorians, there are minimum standards that all applicants for a Registration are required to meet before they are eligible to perform work within the private security.

To be eligible for Registration in the State of Victoria, you must:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Be a resident of Australia or be the holder of a current visa
  • Provide certified copies of International Police Checks from any other country resided in for a period of more than 12 months over the previous 10 years since turning 16 years of age
  • Not be a prohibited person
  • Be a fit and proper person. This includes not having any medical condition or history with police that would hinder your employment within the industry
  • Provide 2 written references outlining your suitability for employment within the private security industry

Note: There is no requirement for applicants for a Private Security Registration to be fingerprinted.

Registration Types

Applicants for a Registration can either take the form of an individual or a business (in the case where the services of others are being offered). Applicants can apply for one or more registration types. Information on these types of registrations, application forms and fees can be obtained by clicking on the following links:

Individual Registration
Business Registration


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