Security Industry Act 1997

This table of maximum penalties is populated using Lawcodes data. For more information, see Changes to Specific Penalties and Orders at the end of the introduction.


Section 45(1): Proceedings for an offence under this Act or the regulations may be disposed of summarily before the Local Court.

Time for commencement

Section 45(2): Proceedings must be commenced not later than 3 yrs from when the offence was alleged to have been committed.

Liability of directors

Section 44: If a corporation commits a “corporate offence” a director who aids, abets, counsels or procures, induces, conspires in the commission of the corporate offence is liable to the same penalty for the offence if committed by an individual.

Security Industry Regulation 2016


As amended to Security Industry Amendment Act 2022. Commenced 1 June 2023. Current to 7 June 2023.

19(1) Fail to notify re lost, stolen or mutilated licence Corp 40 pu; Indiv 10 pu
40(5) Failure to wear uniform as determined by the Commissioner 10 pu
40(6) Failure by employer to ensure staff wear uniform as determined Corp 100 pu; Indiv 50 pu
40(8) Failure to modify uniform as notified by the Commissioner Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu
41(1) Deliberately or recklessly destroy, edit, alter, erase security recording 100 pu
42 Impersonate, or represent to be, a licensee 250 pu