Register of licence, registration and permit holders

The Register of Licence, Registration and Permit Holders is a public register of persons and businesses licensed and/or registered to carry out activities under the Private Security Act 2004, (the Act). See:

The Register contains the following details:

  • name
  • licence or registration type
  • licence or registration number
  • a list of activities authorised to be carried out under the license or registration
  • licence or registration expiry date

Members of the public should only engage business operators and individuals who are appropriately licensed or registered for the activity they are undertaking.

It should be noted that persons who have applied for a licence and/or registration under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 may not appear on the register. Applications under either of these two acts may take a number of weeks to appear.

A licence or registration holder can apply to renew the licence or registration before the expiry date.

All current holders of a Victorian private security individual or business licence or registration will appear on the Victoria Police public register, regardless of the documented expiry date. As provided under sections 36(4) and 92(4) of the Act, if the renewal application has been submitted the licence/registration continues to remain current beyond expiry until the Chief Commission makes a decision in relation to the application. In such instances, the licence/registration will continue to remain on the register beyond the expiry date.

This means that in some instances, a licence or registration holder is able to keep working in the activities allowed by their licence or registration beyond the expiry date on the register.

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