We have recently noticed an increasing number of Australian companies offering security consulting services where the company isn’t licensed, staff aren’t licensed or management isn’t licensed. We have come across two instances in the last month where unlicensed companies have been offering services in competition with us. One was even advertising fake licence numbers. It is not only an offence to sell or provide security consulting services without a licence (or registration in the case of Victoria), but it is also an offence to hire an unlicensed company.
Company master licences and individual licences must be held in every state or territory where the services are being offered.
The following links provide an easy way to check a security consultant’s company or individual licence:
- NT – No licence required for consultants
- SA – Professional engineers and architects and some others are exempt
- TAS – No licence required for consultants
Connley Walker Pty Ltd is meticulous in relation to legal compliance and as a result is licensed in all states and territories that require it.
VIC Private Security Business Registration No. 720-062-90S
ACT Security Master Licence Number 17502533
NSW Security Master Licence No. 409109204
QLD Security Firm Licence No. 3255594
WA Security Agent’s Licence No. SA56167
SA Exempt from a licence as Engineers (Security and Investigation Industry Regulations Part 2, 5 (1) (b)).
TAS & NT No licence required