REGULATIONS FOR SECURITY FIRMS
There are several legal requirements that Security Firms must meet.
These are listed below. Click on the heading for more information from the QLD Government webpage.
To view the BSCAA QLD Membership Benefits and join the BSCAA Association please click here
It is a legal requirement that security firms in Queensland join an industry association. BSCAA Qld has been approved as an industry association.
Compliance audits of security firms will be required to be undertaken once in every three years for all firms.
The appointed auditor is AH Jackson and Co Chartered Accountants. www.ahjackson.com
If you have committed offences, it will affect your ability to get or hold a security licence. Please click on the heading for further details.
As a licenced bodyguard or crowd controller you must stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and Techniques. Click the heading for further information.
A crowd controller must wear identification while they work. This must:
- be issued by the venue
- be attached to their clothing at chest level.
It will need to include:
- the word ´SECURITY´ in capital letters (lettering must be at least 10mm high and 2mm thick)
- a number unique to the controller (lettering must be at least 30mm high and 4mm thick)
- black numbers and letters on a white background.
Their uniform cannot:
- include a hat with a chequerboard design or band
- feature a stylised image of such a hat.
This is too similar to a police uniform, and may confuse some people.
A security licence does not authorise you to carry any firearms, handcuffs or batons.
To find out more about weapons laws, please contact Weapons Licensing. Find out about weapon licensing by clicking the heading.
You will need to give your fingerprints in order to get any type of security licence. This is to confirm your identity. Your fingerprints will be matched with 100 points of identity.