Justice And Community Safety are explaining changes to security licences that came into effect on 14 June.
Instead of licence classes ranging A to H they now range from 1A to 1FP and 2A to 2E:
|New Class Identifier||Previous Class Identifier|
|1A – Patrol, guard, watch or protect property (including cash in transit)||A|
|1B – Act as a bodyguard||B|
|1C – Act as a crowd controller||D|
|1D – Guard with a dog||New Class|
|1E – Act as a monitoring centre operator||New Class|
|1FC – Guard with a firearm for cash in transit||New Class|
|1FP – Guard with a firearm for protecting property||New Class|
|2A – Act as a security consultant||C|
|2B – Sell security equipment||E|
|2C – Carry out surveys and inspection of security equipment||F|
|2D – Give advice about security equipment||G|
|2E – Install, maintain, monitor, repair or service security equipment||H|
There will be transitional arrangements:
All licences issued before 14 June 2011 will be valid until the expiry date identified on the licence. If you do not need to add any new sub-classes you do not need to do anything as the licence class identifiers will be amended when you apply to renew your licence.
If you currently use a firearm or dog in your role or work as a monitoring centre operator you will need to apply to vary your licence to include the new sub-classes. Under the transitional arrangements, you will have two years to apply for the variation, however, you must not conduct the activity after 14 June 2011 until you have the sub-class added to your licence.
As the Commissioner for Fair Trading must be satisfied that you conducted the activity under your current licence, you are required to provide evidence when applying to add the new sub-classes. The fee to add the new sub-classes is $12.00 per sub-class. If you believe that you may need to apply for one of the new licence sub-classes please contact the Office of Regulatory Services on (02) 6207 0562.