How much does it cost to apply to the Regulator to become a Licensed Private Investigator in your state in Australia?
Information correct as of 15th April 2016 – After that date do not rely on this check for yourself. Costs do not include required courses, equipment, insurances, photographs, time to complete forms etc.
New South Wales
Initial Price 1 year $160.00
5 years $640.00
Add Finger Print Fee $40.00
Website is unclear about Finger Printing and Criminal History Check costs as to if they are included or an additional expense. the length of fee, annual or 2 or 3 year is not clear.
1 year $1187.00
3 years $1194,00
Finger Print Fee $102.00
Initial Price $673.00 plus Police Record Check $45.00 and Finger Printing $120.00. Website is not clear on 1 or 2 or 3 years Licenses.
Unrestricted License $282.80 1 year Unrestricted License 3 years $599.90
Criminal History Check $38.60 Finger Printing $100.00
1 year $392.70
2 years $478.20
3 years $478.20
4 years $506.60
Add Finger Printing and Criminal History Check $180.00
Australian Capital Territory
Just call yourself a Private Investigator and start Investigating no rules apply in the ACT and there are no costs. Do not do that and then cross the border out of the ACT.