Working Schoolies? Make Sure Your Information Is Up To Date!

Working Schoolies? Make sure your information is up to date

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Working Schoolies? Make sure your information is up to date

With Schoolies Week just around the corner security providers, particularly crowd controllers, will be closely monitored for compliance by the OFT, Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) and the Queensland Police Service.

Over the years, one of the most common offences found is the failure to keep your licence information up to date. Take some time to check the following information and avoid any potential issues.

Did you know that you must notify the OFT of changes to your circumstances within 7 days? If you don’t, you run the risk of being fined over $260, with the maximum penalty in court being $1,305.50.

Reminder: the Security Providers Regulation 2008 requires you to notify the OFT of any of the following changes:

All Individuals 

  • name
  • postal or residential address
  • whether you have been charged with, or convicted of a disqualifying offence.

Individuals who are also security firms

  • name of the business
  • each place of business
  • when your membership of an approved security industry association ends.

Corporations or partnerships 

  • corporation or partnership name
  • business or trading name
  • postal address
  • each place of business
  • each executive officer or partner in the partnership
  • whether the corporation, a partner or any executive officer has been charged with, or convicted of a disqualifying offence
  • when the membership of an approved security industry association ends.

It’s easy to submit your changes. Just fill out and submit a change of address form available at the OFT’s website. Or give the staff within OFT’s Industry Licensing Unit a call and they can make certain changes for you on the spot!

Any changes to your licence information can be submitted to OFT. You can do this:

by telephone (07) 3008 5802 – basic details only such as change of address and contact details.

First published in the OFT Security Buzz Newsletter.