Renew your security industry licence

You must lodge an application to renew before your current licence expires.

Getting the form

We will send you a renewal notice via post about 6 weeks before your licence expires.

You can also apply to renew online. You only need your licence number to get started. You will be prompted to create a Queensland Government account. You don't have to do this but if you do, we'll be able to prefill the form with your personal details and give you status updates on the progress of your renewal.

Once the form is submitted, you are deemed licensed until you receive your new licence, or your application is refused or withdrawn.

Make sure to tell us if you change your postal address.

Please contact us if you:

  • need another copy of the form
  • haven’t received the form at your current address.

Continuing to work

You need to make sure that we receive your completed renewal form before your current licence expires.

If you do, you can keep working while your licence renewal is being processed.

During this time, you must be able to produce:

  • your expired licence
  • a receipt from us for your renewal fee (you can ask for a receipt on your renewal form or by contacting us).

If you submit your renewal form after your current licence expires, it cannot be renewed and you will need to apply for a new licence. If this happens, you must not work until you are properly licensed again.


Once your fingerprints are on record, you don’t need to provide them again. If you have never given fingerprints for your security licence, you must give them when you renew your licence.

Once we receive your renewal form, we will contact you to tell you how.

Get more details about fingerprinting