On this page: Applying for a New Licence - Operative, Master (business); Changing an Existing Licence - Change Of Address, Replace (Lost, Stolen, Damaged) Licence , Operative - Add a Subclass

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Applying for a New Licence

Operative Licence

Hold a current & equivalent operative licence in another state, territory or NZ?
 
No  Yes
 
Apply under NSW legislation  Apply under Mutual Recognition
 
Fact Sheet 6 - Am I Eligible?  P608 Mutual Recognition form
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P601 application form  Timeframe / processing summary
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Competency Requirements
(current required training)
  
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Approved Organisations
(security training providers)
  
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Timeframe / processing summary   

Master (business) Licence

Is the business / proposed business a corporation (e.g. a Pty Ltd)?
 
Yes  No
 
Apply as a corporation  Apply as an 'individual'
(e.g. sole trader)
 
 
Fact Sheet 6 - Am I Eligible?
 
P641 Master licence application form  P643 Master licence application form
 
P644 Close Associate Nomination form
 
Timeframe / processing summary

Changing an Existing Licence

Change of Address

Email SLED@police.nsw.gov.au within 14 days or risk fines.

Include ID info: 
1. full name; 
2. SLED licence number; and
3. date of birth
Class 1 / 2 operative licence Also include: residential street address; postal address (if different to residential); mobile phone; daytime phone; and email address
    
Master (business) licence Also include: residential street address; personal postal address (if different to residential); business street address; business postal address (if different to street address); mobile phone; daytime phone; and email address.

Only the Master licence holder, Nominated Person or a Close Associate can change address / details
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Replace (Lost, Stolen, Damaged) Licence

Licence lost or stolen?
 
Yes  No - licence is destroyed, defaced, mutilated or become illegible
 
Report the incident to the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 and obtain an Event Reference Number within 7 days or risk fines   Report to SLED Contact Centre on 1300 362 001 within 7 days
 
Licence is an Operative Licence?
 
Yes  No - licence is a Master (business) licence
 
Lodge a P645 Replacement form within 14 days.   Lodge a Master licence replacement form (P1120 / P1121 / P1123) within 14 days.
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If you report within 7 days and lodge the replacement form within 14 days, you may continue to work / trade while waiting for your new licence.

If you do not do both, you will not be exempt from the legislative requirement to wear / display your licence while waiting for your replacement licence.
 
Timeframe / processing summary  Timeframe / processing summary

Operative Licence - Add a Licence Subclass

Was existing licence obtained under Mutual Recognition?
 
No  Yes
 
Is new subclass being added under NSW legislation?  Is new subclass being added under Mutual Recognition?
 
Yes  No  Yes  No
   
Apply under NSW legislation  Apply under Mutual Recognition  Apply under NSW legislation
  
P645 Amendment form  P608 Mutual Recognition form - handwrite on front of form "Add subclass fee = $80" and only include $80 amendment fee   Call SLED Contact Centre on 1300 362 001 for instructions including providing identifying documentation and organising fingerprints
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Competency Requirements
(current required training)
 Timeframe / processing summary   
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Approved Organisations
(security training providers)
 
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Timeframe / processing summary