Legislation and regulations
What is legislation?
Legislation is the act of making or enacting laws. When people talk about ‘the legislation’, they mean a law or a body of laws. ‘The private security legislation’ in a state or territory is all the laws enacted specifically to control and administer the private security industry.
What are regulations?
Regulations are the way that the legislation is applied. They are generally very specific in nature, and are also referred to as ‘rules’ or ‘administrative law’.
Regulation of the private security industry is a state responsibility. Each state and territory has its own legislation and regulations listed below.
Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 (WA)
Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997 (WA)
Australian Capital Territory
Security Industry Act 2003 (ACT)
Security Industry Regulation 2003 (ACT)
New South Wales
Security Industry Act 1997 (NSW)
Security Industry Regulation 2007 (NSW)
Private Security Act (NT)
Private Security (Crowd Controllers) Regulations (NT)
Private Security (Security Officers) Regulations (NT)
Security Providers Act 1993 (QLD)
Security Providers (Crowd Controller Code of Practice) Regulation 2008
Security Providers (Security Firm Code of Practice) Regulation 2008
Security Providers (Security Officer - Licensed Premises - Code of Practice) Regulation 2008
Security Providers Regulation 2008
Security & Investigation Agents Act 1995 (SA)
Security And Investigation Agents Regulations 1996 (SA)
Security And Investigations Agents Act 2002 (Tas)
Security And Investigations Agents Regulations 2005 (Tas)
Private Security Act 2004 (VIC)
Private Security Regulations 2005 (VIC)