Appeal a decision

How Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) decisions can be appealed.

The following people can appeal to the District Court against these types of decisions:

Who can appeal:What decision can I appeal?
Members of the public
  • A licence application being granted after you objected to the application
Licence holders
  • If your licence is suspended or cancelled
  • If you’re fined
  • If your application is declined
Certificate of Approval holders
  • If your certificate is suspended or cancelled
  • If you’re fined
  • If your application is declined

How to appeal

All appeals must be filed:

  • within 28 days of the date you get the decision in writing (or longer if the court agrees)
  • through an originating application in line with the District Court rules
  • in the District Court nearest to:
    • the registered office (for company licences)
    • the main place of business (for individual licences)
    • the place of work (for certificate holders).

Find your local court

Results of appeals

The court may:

  • confirm, vary or reverse our decision
  • tell us to reconsider the matter.

Until the court has heard the appeal our decision stays in place.

Find out more in section 102 of the Act (external link)

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