Queensland

Security

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

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

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 

DISQUALIFYING OFFENCES 

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.

REFRESHER TRAINING FOR LICENCED BODYGUARD OR CROWD CONTROLLER

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.

CROWD CONTROLLER IDENTIFICATION

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.

Restrictions

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.

RULES ABOUT WEAPONS FOR SECURITY LICENCES 

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.

MANDATORY FINGERPRINTING IMPORTANT NOTICE – SITES AND COMMENCEMENT

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.