Disqualifying offences for security licences
If you have committed an offence, you may be disqualified from holding or getting a security licence for the following categories:
- security officer
- crowd controller
- security firm.
This page lists the types of disqualifying offences for these licences.
A disqualifying offence is a serious offence in any jurisdiction. For more information, read the Private Security Act 1995.
You cannot hold a licence if you have been convicted of a disqualifying offence within 10 years of applying for the licence.
If you hold a current licence and are charged with a disqualifying offence, you may have your licence suspended.
The following are disqualifying offences against part two, division one of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1990.
Subdivision 1 - supply of dangerous drug
Subdivision 2 - cultivation of prohibited plant and manufacture of dangerous drug
Subdivision 3 - possession of dangerous drug
Subdivision 4 - other possession offences
Subdivision 5 - alternative verdicts
The following are disqualifying offences against a section of the Weapons Control Act 2001.
Section 6 - prohibited weapons
Section 7 - controlled weapons – general
Section 8 - offensive weapons
Section 9 - body armour
The following are disqualifying offences against a section of the Firearms Act 1997.
Section 59 - firearms to be registered
Section 61 - manufacture of firearms
Section 63A - trafficking in firearms
Section 74 - alteration of identification marks
Section 77 - silencers and machine-guns
Section 82 - discharge of firearms on roads
Section 83 - prohibited use of firearms
Section 84 - discharge of firearm causing danger
Section 85 - breach of conditions
Section 86 - persons under influence of alcohol or drugs
The following are disqualifying offences outlined in the Criminal Code Act 1983.
Section 69 - going armed in public
Section 132 - indecent dealing with a child under 16 years
Section 156 - murder
Section 160 - manslaughter
Section 165 - attempt to murder
Section 166 - threats to kill
Section 177 - acts intended to cause serious harm or prevent apprehension
Section 181 - serious harm
Section 182 - attempting to injure by explosive substances
Section 186 - harm
Section 188 (2) - common assault with specific circumstances of aggravation
Section 188 (1) - where a circumstance of aggravation as specified in 188 (2) exist
Section 188A - assaults on workers
Section 189A - assaults on police
Section 189 - unlawful stalking
Section 192 - sexual intercourse and gross indecency without consent
Section 192B - coerced sexual self-manipulation
Section 193 - assaults with intent to commit an offence
Section 194 - kidnapping for ransom
Section 195 - kidnapping
Section 196 - deprivation of liberty
Section 210 - stealing (where a custodial sentence is imposed that is wholly or partially served)
Section 211 - robbery
Section 212 - assault with intent to steal
Section 227 - criminal deception
Section 228 - blackmail and extortion
Section 228C - dealing in identification information
Section 228D - possessing identification information
Section 228E - possessing equipment used to deal in identification information or identification documentation
Section 229 - receiving stolen property
Section 231 - taking reward for recovery of property obtained by means of indictable offence
Section 233 - false accounting
Section 260 - uttering forged documents or writings or counterfeit tokens
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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