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.

Breach of licence conditions Maximum fine
Maximum fine
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 without a security licence to carry on 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.