Security officer and crowd controller laws

Practice direction - asphyxiaLicensed security officers and crowd controllers in the Northern Territory (NT) must follow all relevant laws. If you don't, you may:

  • be fined 
  • have your licence suspended or cancelled.

How to avoid common licence breaches

  • tell the NT government within 30 days if your home address changes
  • carry your licence while on duty
  • if you are a crowd controller, display a designated number attached to your clothing that is visible to the public
  • sign the register when you start work and sign off when you have finished
  • tell the NT government immediately if you are charged and/or convicted of a disqualifying offence
  • maintain a current first aid certificate.

Codes of practice

For more information about security officer and crowd controller obligations, you can read either:

Practice directions

Practice directions issued by the Director-General of Licensing give important information about matters relevant to the security industry.

Licensees should read the practice direction about asphyxia.

Practice direction - asphyxia (54.2 kb)
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Last updated: 27 June 2017