Release date: Wed 24 October 2012
Last updated: Thu 6 July 2017
Private Security Business Registrations
A Private Security Business Registration must be obtained by a business wishing to provide the services of other persons operating as security advisers or security equipment installers. You can apply for a business registration as a sole trader, a partnership or a body corporate.
Applications for new registrations must be made via the eServices Portal.
- If you are currently or have previously been insolvent or under administration (in relation to a business); or have been declared bankrupt within the preceding 5 years as per Section 26 (2) (g) and (h) of the Private Security Act 2004, the Chief Commissioner must refuse to grant a Private Security Business Registration
- A newspaper advertisement must be placed in a daily circulating Victorian newspaper within seven days of lodging an application for a Private Security Business registration with Victoria Police's Licensing & Regulation Division. The advertisement must:
- state the intention to apply for a business registration;
- be forwarded to Victoria Police's Licensing & Regulation Division within 14 days of the advertisement appearing in newspaper; and
- be worded as follows:
"[Insert your Business Name] of [Insert your Business Address] has made an application to the Licensing & Regulation Division for a Private Security Business Registration to provide the services of [Insert activities applied for ie. security advisers and/or security equipment installers]. Any person wishing to object to the granting of the registration has 14 days from the date of this advertisement to lodge an objection in writing to Licensing & Regulation Division, GPO Box 2807, Melbourne VIC 3001."
For further information or help, please e-mail you enquiry with your contact details to the Licensing & Regulation Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Police Centre 637 Flinders Street Melbourne 3005 | Ph 03 9247 6666 | Fax 03 9247 5727
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