Submissions for this review have now closed. Thanks to all who participated.


In October 2018, the Premier, The Hon. Daniel Andrews, announced the Victorian Government would conduct a review of the private security industry. The aim is to:

  • raise industry standards
  • improve safety of employees and the community
  • ensure workers are paid properly and fairly.

The Review looked at the current licencing and regulatory framework, the operation of the Private Security Act 2004 and its associated regulations, to determine what reforms are appropriate to improve the safety and security of all Victorians.

It considered:

  • the prerequisites that are needed to participate in the industry
  • the training of employees
  • how compliance is monitored and enforced
  • employment practices and how workplace laws are applied.

The outcomes of the Review will be available to the public in late 2021.

Collection notice

This consultation is being conducted by the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the Department).

You do not have to provide personal information to make a submission. Providing your personal information is optional. The Department may use your personal information (if provided) to contact you if we need to clarify any part of your submission.

The Department intends to publish all submissions on this website. Submissions will be used to inform recommendations in the final report and your submission may be quoted. The final report may be publicly released. Submissions may also be used in communications about the final report, for example through media releases. When submitting you can choose for your submission to be:

  • published and potentially quoted in the final report
  • published but identifying information removed and not quoted
  • kept confidential and neither published nor quoted.

We may redact or not publish information we consider offensive, defamatory, or out of scope.

If you prefer, you can post your submission directly to the Department. Please email it to If you do, your submission will be confidential and neither published on Engage Victoria nor quoted in the final report (unless you give us permission to do so in your email).

Submissions may also be provided to Industrial Relations Victoria (co-authors of the discussion paper), the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and the Treasurer.

Please do not identify third parties in your submission. For example, do not provide the name and/or contact details of a supervisor, training instructor etc.

For further information on how your personal information is handled please see the Engage Victoria and the Department's Information Privacy Policy.