Any person (including a company) in South Australia who carries on business or is employed as a security and/or investigation agent, must be licensed under the Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995 and Security and Investigation Agents Regulations 2011. If a business operates as a partnership then each partner must hold their own licence.
In SA, you are considered to be acting as an investigation agent if you perform:
Applying for a licence:
1. Application form
Online - complete the application form then print, sign and date it.
Phone - call 131 882 and staff will complete the form and forward it to you to check and sign.
In person - at the Adelaide CBS customer service centre, 91-97 Grenfell St, Adelaide.
Lodge the signed application at a CBS customer service centre, along with the specified fees and any supporting documents indicated in your application.
In SA, process servers who serve a writ, summons or other legal process for profit, do not need a licence - however, if you intend to run a business of this type you are required to hold certain qualifications specified in the Security and Investigation Agents Regulations 2011 and should not have been convicted of any crime listed in the regulations.