Security providers in the Northern Territory (NT) must be licensed. This includes security officers, crowd controllers and security firms.
Who needs a security licence
You need a licence to patrol or guard another person's property.
You also need a licence to control or monitor behaviour, screen people at entry or remove people at any of the following venues:
- licensed liquor venue
- entertainment venue
- public place
- public function
- private function.
Read below to find out more about the types of security licence.
Security officer licence
A security officer is someone who patrols or guards another person's property.
Crowd controller licence
A crowd controller is a person who works at a licensed premise, entertainment venues or at functions and:
- controls or monitors behaviour
- screens persons seeking entry
- removes persons from the venue.
Crowd controller and security officer licence
This licence type allows you to work both as a crowd controller and security officer.
This licence type allows you to perform the functions of a security provider while you are completing your training.
Security firm licence
Last updated: 01 February 2019
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