On 1 July 2022, the Commercial Agents and Private Inquiry Agents Act 2004 (CAPI) will be repealed.

From that date:

  • CAPI licences will cease to exist
  • NSW Fair Trading will be responsible for the licensing of commercial agents
  • SLED will remain responsible for the licensing of private inquiry agents, but they will be known as private investigators - a new subclass of security licence.

SLED is no longer accepting new CAPI applications. If you would like to apply for a licence to carry on private investigator activities, you should do so, online, after 1 July 2022.

If you have a CAPI licence with private inquiry agent activities that is due to expire before 1 July 2022, please email SLED at with your name and contact number and your CAPI licence number.

If you would like to apply for a Commerical Agent licence, you should contact NSW Fair Trading to discuss your licensing requirements.

See SLED Latest News for more information.

Private Investigator factsheets:

Private Investigator Transition Arrangements - Master Licences (PDF)

Private Investigator Transition Arrangements - Operative Licences (PDF)

Application forms:

P610 CAPI Operator Licence application form (PDF)

P611 CAPI Individual Master Licence application form (PDF)

P612 CAPI Corporation Master Licence application form (PDF)

P612A CAPI Owner/Operator Master Licence application form (PDF)

P613 Close Associate Nomination form (PDF)

CAPI Schedule of Fees (PDF)