About SLED

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Our Vision

A safe and secure NSW through the contributions of a competent, ethical and professional security industry.

Our Purpose

To effectively regulate the security industry within NSW by administering, developing, promoting and enforcing security legislation through education and compliance activities that foster good practice standards.

SLED Overview

The SLED was established (as the Security Industry Registry) in January 1998. In 2010 the Security Industry Registry was renamed the Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED).

The SLED is responsible for:

  • administering the Security Industry Act 1997 and associated regulations
  • identifying and investigating non-compliance with the security industry legislation, both proactively and in response to reports from industry and the community
  • referring identified criminal matters to operational police for investigation and providing expert support to such investigations as required
  • ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of training and assessment delivered by SLED Approved Organisations (Security Training) for security licensing purposes
  • taking a lead role in communicating with and educating industry and providing a means for industry to make suggestions and raise concerns back to the NSWPF and the NSW Government more generally
  • administering the Commercial Agents and Private Inquiry Agents Act 2004 and associated regulations
  • providing probity assessment services to WorkCover NSW in relation to applicants for, and holders of, licences under the Explosives Act 2003
  • providing licensing support services to Rural Crime Investigators administering the Wool, Hide & Skin Dealers Act 2004
  • providing probity assessment services to NSW Fair Trading in relation to applicants for, and holders of, licences under the Tattoo Parlours Act 2012
  • providing probity assessment services to the Combat Sports Authority in relation to applicants for, and holders of, licences under the Combat Sports Act 2013
  • maintaining a register of dealers under the Scrap Metal Industry Act 2016.