All NSW security licences have certain conditions attached to them. These conditions ensure licences are being used appropriately and help SLED to regulate the industry in a safely and fairly.

Penalties apply, including fines and the suspension or revocation of your licence, if you breach any licence conditions or other rules specified in the Security Industry Act 1997 legislation and its regulations.

There are certain circumstances in which SLED will be required to suspend or revoke your security licence. For more information about licence suspension and revocation, visit the Refusal, Revocation and Right of Review page.

Master Licence Fines

All NSW security licences have certain conditions attached to them. These conditions ensure licences are being used appropriately and help SLED to regulate the industry safely and fairly.

You may receive a fine if you breach any of your licence conditions. Your licence could also be suspended or revoked.

If a fine is unsuccessfully challenged in court, the court may impose greater financial penalties than those listed below.

Breach of licence conditions Maximum fine
(individual)
Maximum fine
(corporation)
Not having and implementing a “fitness for work” policy. $1,100 $2,200
Failing to tell Police Assistance Line (131 444) within seven days after a security licence is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged. $1,100 $4,400
Using, or attempting to use, suggest or imply you can use, your licence for any purpose other than your authorised security activity. $5,500 $5,500
Providing false or misleading information to SLED at any time, including in applications and any other information, records or details you are asked to provide. $5,500 $5,500
Advertising security services without a master licence. $11,000* $22,000
Failing to immediately surrender a suspended or revoked licence. $11,000* $22,000
Failing to include your master licence number in any advertising (including websites). $11,000* $22,000
Using false, misleading or deceptive statements, representations or promises or deliberately hiding facts to induce any person to enter into an agreement or contract related to carrying out any security activity. $11,000* $22,000
Selling, renting or hiring out a security licence, or allowing another person to use someone else’s security licence. $11,000* $22,000
Failing to submit all firearms in your possession to a police officer for ballistics testing. $11,000* $22,000
Modifying a firearm to change the characteristics of the firing mechanism. $11,000* $22,000
Providing a person with a security licence to carry out security activities. $55,000** $110,000
  • * $11,000 fine and/or six months jail
  • ** $55,000 fine and/or two years jail

Please note: SLED may impose additional conditions on licensees as required. Breaching these conditions may result in a fine of up to $22,000 for a corporation or $11,000 and up to six months imprisonment for an individual.

Class 1 and Class 2 Licence Fines

All NSW security licences have certain conditions attached to them. These conditions ensure licences are being used appropriately and help SLED to regulate the industry safely and fairly.

You may receive a fine if you breach any of your licence conditions. Your licence could also be suspended or revoked.

If a fine is unsuccessfully challenged in court, the court may impose greater financial penalties than those listed below.

Breach of licence conditions Maximum fine
Failing to tell Police Assistance Line (131 444) within seven days after a security licence is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged. $1,100
Delegating your security duties to people who don't hold a security licences. $4,400
Using, or attempting to use, suggest or imply you can use, your licence for any purpose other than your authorised security activity. $5,500
Providing false or misleading information to SLED at any time, including in applications and any other information, records or details you are asked to provide. $5,500
Failing to produce your licence for inspection on demand by a police officer or any other members of the NSW Police Force, or any person you have dealings with while carrying out any security activity. $5,500
Failing to wear your security licence on the front of your outer clothing, above the waist, at all times while carrying out security activity. This does not apply if you have special permission from SLE to operate with displaying your licence. $5,500
Carrying out a security activity without a Class 1 or Class 2 security licence. This does not include master licence holders who provide licensed security operators. $5,500
Failing to immediately surrender a suspended or revoked licence. $11,000*
Advertising security services without a master licence. $11,000*
Using false, misleading or deceptive statements, representations or promises or deliberately hiding facts to induce any person to enter into an agreement or contract related to carrying out any security activity. $11,000*
Selling, renting or hiring out a security licence, or allowing another person to use someone else's security licence. $11,000*
  • * $11,000 fine and/or six months jail