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FAQ

Who is eligible to apply for a security licence in NSW?

If you wish to apply for a NSW security licence, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or over;
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the class of licence sought;
  • have the relevant competencies and experience required;
  • have successfully completed the required training (including assessment);
  • be competent to carry on the security activity to which the proposed licence relates;
  • have Australian work rights; and
  • obtain either a NSW Driver Licence or Photo Card or Customer Number from Roads & Maritime Services (RMS).

Who is eligible to apply for a security licence in NSW?

If you wish to apply for a NSW security licence, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or over;
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the class of licence sought;
  • have the relevant competencies and experience required;
  • have successfully completed the required training (including assessment);
  • be competent to carry on the security activity to which the proposed licence relates;
  • have Australian work rights; and
  • obtain either a NSW Driver Licence or Photo Card or Customer Number from Roads & Maritime Services (RMS).

What documents do I need to provide to prove that I am an Australian citizen/permanent Australian resident/ New Zealand National?

When you submit your application you must include a certified copy of ONE of the following:

  • Full Australian birth certificate (Extracts and Commemorative certificates are NOT acceptable)
  • Certificate of Australian Citizenship
  • Australian passport (or an acceptable Australian travel document )
  • Non-Australian passport and visa pages (clearly showing name, date of birth, photograph, passport number, expiry date, country of issue and relevant visa)

Note: If the name on your evidence of permanent residency document is different to your current name, you must provide an original certified copy of acceptable documentary evidence of your change of name.

Why is a RMS ID number required prior to submitting an application for a NSW security operator licence?

All successful applicants for NSW security operator licences are issued with a photo-licence card. NSW Security Photo-Licence Cards are issued by NSW Roads & Maritime Services (RMS).

To obtain an RMS Customer ID number, an applicant needs to provide proof of identity documents such as a passport, proof of address (utility bill) and proof of signature (a credit card or similar).

  • NSW Driver Licence or
  • Photo Card issued by RMS or
  • Obtain a Customer ID number (issued by RMS where applicants reside interstate).

To obtain an RMS Customer ID number, an applicant needs to provide proof of identity documents such as a passport, proof of address (utility bill) and proof of signature (a credit card or similar).

It is the SLED’s understanding that RMS does not charge for this service. However, more information can be obtained by telephoning RMS on 1800 624 384 (for interstate callers) or 13 22 13 (for calling from NSW).