Release date: Tue 1 February 2011
Last updated: Tue 8 March 2016
Increased disqualifying offences and expanded definition of prohibited persons
On 4 July 2011, revised legislation will come into effect that changes the definition of a 'prohibited person' and increases the range of offences that 'disqualify' someone from holding a private security licence (individual or business).
In summary, the revised range of disqualifying offences now includes:
These changes will be introduced across Australia to enhance the reputation and integrity of the private security industry.
Who does the legislation apply to?
From 4 July 2011, the revised legislation will apply to all persons who fall within the new definition of 'prohibited person' who:
Please note: These do not apply to private security 'registrations' (whether individual or business).
What is a 'prohibited person'?
Licensing & Regulation Division is unable to provide licence holders with personal criminal history details either in person, over the phone or via email. Applications for personal criminal history records can be made to the Victoria Police Freedom of Information (FOI) Unit. For more details about how to make an FOI request, visit the Victoria Police FOI Unit webpage Licence holders may also obtain details of their criminal history by undertaking a National Police records check. For more details, visit the Victoria Police National Records Check webpage.
Any other enquiries regarding the disqualification process should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org