COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 2 UPDATE
From 18 May 2020 and at COVID-19 Alert Level 2, the office of the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority will re-open to the public by appointment only. The Authority will continue to receive and process new matters and submissions sent via email. Decisions that have been finalised will be released and all matters that can proceed on the papers will be advanced.
Parties are encouraged to send documents via email in the first instance, followed by hard copies as necessary, sent by courier or post.
PSPLA COVID-19 Alert Level 2 protocol [PDF, 30 KB]
PSPLA COVID-19 Alert Level 2 emergency appointment directions [PDF, 77 KB]
Find out how to apply for or renew a private security licence or certificate of approval (COA).
Contact details and addresses for the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA).
Find the forms and fees for all applications.
When you apply for a private security licence or certificate you need to prove you have the training or skills (competency) for the classes of work you will be doing.
Use the public registers to check applications and to get details about a person or company’s licence or certificate.
How to replace lost badges, licences or certificates, update details or classes, and learn about your responsibilities like licence annual returns.
How you can complain about a private security operator, object to people applying to work in this area, and appeal decisions.
The Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority issues licences and certificates of approval (COA) to people working in the security industry, and private investigators, holds a register of all holders, and has the ability to discipline if required.
Use our decision finder to search for recent PSPLA decisions.
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