Apply for a security licence as an individual

You must hold a current security licence to work as a security officer or crowd controller or to run a security firm as an individual in the Northern Territory (NT).

Before you apply

You must complete a NT Police fingerprint check including spent convictions for the purpose of security through SAFE NT.

You may not be granted a security licence if the NT Police report shows you have been charged or convicted with disqualifying offence(s). Read more about disqualifying offences (197.8 kb).

Your application will not be processed until the NT Police report is received.

You must complete a security training course before you apply for a security officer or crowd controller licence.  Read more about training for security officers and crowd controllers.

You can apply for a provisional licence while undertaking your training course.

How to apply

To apply for a security licence and pay the fee go to Licensing NT Online or follow these steps.

Step 1. Fill in the form.

Application for security licence for an individual (46.1 kb)
Application for security licence for an individual (336.7 kb)

Step 2. Get a police history check.
Step 3. Check the fee.
Step 4. Submit your application and fee at your nearest Territory Business Centre.

If your licence is from outside the NT

To get your security officer or crowd controller licence recognised in the NT go to Licensing NT Online or follow these steps.

Step 1. Fill in the form.

Application for security officer or crowd controller licence under mutual recognition (43.0 kb)
Application for security officer or crowd controller licence under mutual recognition (244.7 kb)

Step 2. Check the fee.
Step 3. Submit your application and fee at your nearest Territory Business Centre.

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Last updated: 01 August 2018