Brisbane’s Professional Security Company

Southern Cross Protection Brisbane is part of Southern Cross Protection, a national full-service security company with over 90 years’ experience.

We exist to protect you, your people and your assets, allowing your organisation to grow and prosper.


Security Services

Risk Advisory

Tailored risk mitigation and security strategies to identify and address security threats relevant to your organisation.

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Security Patrols

Over 16,000 security patrols each night, providing invaluable protection to businesses and communities nationwide.

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Security Guards

Our qualified, licensed, and diligent security guards are available 24/7 for a wide variety of roles, locations and events.

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Alarm Monitoring

Our 24 hour, 365 day alarm monitoring and rapid response times deliver genuine asset protection for your business.

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Loss Prevention

Solve your business’ retail crime, theft and shrinkage problems with our trusted, tailored loss prevention solutions.

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CCTV / Access Control

Improve employee safety and operational effectiveness with customised, intelligent electronic security strategies.

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Get the accurate intel to uncover fraud with our extensive investigative services, utilising physical and cyber resources.

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Security Convergence

Build enterprise resilience with an integrated cyber and physical security plan customised to your business needs.

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Banking and Finance

The security pressures faced by banking and financial institutions are increasing as customers’ methods of accessing and using services are evolving and broadening. Customers demand instantaneous and constant availability. In providing this you expose your systems and data to new vulnerabilities and threats from hackers, the result being potential theft, fraud, as well as downtime.

You need security monitoring and solutions that not only protect your physical assets but also offer you data security and access control. Southern Cross Protection can cater to your physical and cyber security needs, help you safeguard against emerging threats, and have plans in place for business continuity.

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Adequate security of construction sites is a critical exercise in ensuring successful project completion with minimal losses and disruptions. A professional and integrated security plan to protect your project assets is an intelligent approach to grant confidence and peace of mind to investors, stakeholders and employees.

Southern Cross Protection understands that construction sites are constantly being set up, manipulated and completed so we offer you adaptable Electronic Security solutions with rental options to accommodate temporary set ups as well as non-fixed, relocatable cameras to assist you in your ever-changing work areas.

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Educational Institutions

When you require a committed, 24 hour security presence or an integrated security service for an educational facility, Southern Cross Protection have the experience you need. As a full service security company we can combine our services into a comprehensive package that covers the security requirements of any educational institution.

We have the depth of knowledge and range of services to offer a complete solution that covers all aspects of your campus’ security needs. These services include security guards, campus patrols, lock-up, access control, CCTV and emergency planning.

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Government and Critical Infrastructure

Governments, government departments and agencies face increased security responsibilities. Not only is it important to protect facilities, infrastructure, staff and the general public, there also needs to be an emphasis on protecting digital information and having a response plan for emergency situations.

Southern Cross Protection have a national reach, meaning we can provide security systems for all levels of government, and all types of sites across Australia. We understand that governments must balance public safety, budget management and good due diligence. Whatever your security requirement, we can construct a solution that provides comprehensive and appropriate protection and safety.

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Healthcare / Aged Care

For quality healthcare security you need an integrated approach. Whether you are operating a hospital, an aged care facility or other healthcare facilities, your security requirements likely overlap. You need a way to cohesively protect your people and patients, your restricted stock and your sensitive and private records.

At Southern Cross Protection, we understand that every moment you have to spend complying with security procedures is time you could be spending treating and assisting your patients or residents. We aim to minimise this and find the right balance when protecting your staff, patients, visitors, and assets.

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Protecting facilities, equipment and personnel in manufacturing, mining, energy and other industrial activities poses many unique challenges. Across each industry, several common threats and security factors need to be addressed, including site and facility access, personnel safety, deterring criminal activity, and preparation of emergency response procedures.

Southern Cross Protection can develop and deliver a security solution that will cohesively address the security challenges you face, helping you mitigate risks, better prepare for crises, and reduce theft and other losses. We provide services Australia wide; no matter where your operations are located, you can get the security solution you need.

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Property / Facilities Management

Securing your commercial properties or facilities requires an integrated and tailored approach. Your security solution must be suitable to the layout of your property, support and not disrupt your tenants, and protect the property from unauthorised access.

Do you need to deter intruders and would-be vandals or thieves, while also reassuring staff and visitors that their working environment is fully supported, safe and secure? Will your property benefit from adding competent and modern security elements such as access control, monitored alarms and CCTV? Southern Cross Protection can be engaged to tailor a specific security solution for your property.

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Effective retail security requires incorporating several security elements into an integrated security solution that addresses your potential vulnerabilities and weak spots. Carefully designed retail security should protect your assets, be tailored and affordable to your needs and, importantly, not negatively affect the experience for your customers.

Southern Cross Protection has the depth of knowledge and a broad selection of security capabilities that can be utilised to build the retail security solution you require. This means you can trust us to deliver the level of protection you need, and you’ll be able to rest easy and get back to your core business activities.

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Transport Logistics / Wholesale

Protecting transport logistics and wholesale activities is a careful balance of meeting regulations, minimising threats, and managing disruptions to productivity. At all levels of your supply chain you need security services and technology that protect your operations from theft, tampering, and illegal activities.

Does your supply chain involve various transport vehicles, interchanges between them, and warehousing to store your assets? Do you need a security solution that can cover these various transport elements and the handovers that occur within them? Southern Cross Protection have the offerings and highly-trained security staff to meet the emerging trends and demands faced by the transport logistics and wholesale industries.

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About Us

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  • We are pleased to note our satisfaction with the standard of service offered to us by Southern Cross Protection and their team. Southern Cross Protection have recently been awarded the Security Patrol and Static Guarding services across our Queensland property portfolio which consists of a mix of commercial, industrial and retail shopping centres. The transition from multiple suppliers to one has been seamless with Andy Jones and his team. This is a great result for our clients and a seamless managed service line for our Property and Facilities Managers. Southern Cross Protection provides dynamic, professional and high quality services and we have no hesitation in recommending them as a security service provider.

    Richie Stagg
    Richie Stagg Manager, Real Estate Management | Colliers International
  • For almost a decade, we’ve entrusted Southern Cross Protection with a number of our facilities in both NSW and QLD. Southern Cross Protection has been providing security solutions fit for each site including mobile patrols and welfare checks. Their security services include calls on site and making sure doors and windows are secure and intact, whilst looking for signs of damage, vandalism, forced entry, and unauthorised persons. Southern Cross Protection remains a reliable and dependable security partner that certainly contributes to IRT’s long-standing stable repute in the aged care industry.

    Mark Whalan
    Mark Whalan Manager, Facilities and Emergency Services | IRT
  • Southern Cross Protection has been outstanding. It is never an issue to find a security guard for urgent after-hours jobs. The Southern Cross Protection team is very quick on their feet, and very attentive.

    Andy Kao
    Andy Kao QED Enterprises
  • The Southern Cross Protection team always goes above and beyond what their contract asks of them. This includes doing extra duties that help make my life much easier.

    Chloe Liversage
    Chloe Liversage Aveo
  • From my first contact with Southern Cross Protection, I felt a sense of professionalism. I would recommend them to any business looking to establish or review their on-site security.

    Philip Lee
    Philip Lee Aryzta
  • Since Southern Cross Protection have taken over the security at the college, there has been little to no problems at the college. Their reliability and attention to detail is exceptional.

    West Moreton Anglican College
    West Moreton Anglican College
  • The security guards on Saturday were fantastic. A great help at the car park and extremely polite. All the helpers on the gate commented.

    All Hallows' School
    All Hallows' School
  • Shane Cleary
    Shane Cleary Branch Manager - North/East Brisbane

    Shane started in the security industry in 1987 as a second job and soon realised he wanted to make it his full time career. After gaining experience in all areas of the security industry, Shane developed a true passion for K9 security and went on to specialise in this field. In 2010, he became a licensee for Southern Cross Protection with a goal in mind of providing excellence in customer service to the loyal Southern Cross Protection clients. He later became the Operations Supervisor of our Redlands branch, and is now Branch Manager of North/East Brisbane area, covering Eagle Farm and Redlands.

    • Jamie Thomson
      Jamie Thomson Service Delivery Manager - Patrols

      Jamie started as a patrol officer in December 1993 and subsequently moved up to supervisor and then inspector roles. In 2002, he became control room supervisor, and by June 2007, control room manager. In May 2008, Jamie transferred to patrols as Patrol Operations Supervisor. In 2012, he became the Brisbane North Branch Manager, and in December 2014, the QLD Operations Manager. After that, as the Eagle Farm Branch Manager, Jamie looked after some of our major clients such as Brisbane City Council and Redland City Council. He has had an extensive career within security, working in patrols, guards, ATM front line maintenance, cash transit, and control room roles, which gave him valuable knowledge in the field. Jamie is currently our Service Delivery Manager for QLD Patrols. He works passionately to pass on his experience to the QLD team, enabling them to provide the best service to our clients.

      • Lisa Logan
        Lisa Logan State Manager

        Lisa Logan is a security professional with over 15 years’ experience in the Security industry. Lisa joined Southern Cross Protection in September 2005 as a Team Leader in the National Operations Centre.

        Lisa then quickly progressed into Queensland Accounts Manager and then National Customer Care Manager. She was eager to learn every aspect of the business and so took on a role as Branch Operations Manager before accepting her current role as our Queensland State Manager.

        As an experienced leader, Lisa’s strength and passion lies with delivering value for customers through innovation, business improvement and building effective teams.

        Lisa has significant front-line leadership experience, having been responsible for a resource pool of 1,600 security officers during the G20 Summit 2014 and the Commonwealth Games 2018.

        Lisa is a resilient manager who is committed to achieving quality outcomes and responds swiftly to changing demands. She anticipates and responds to customer needs, and will persist and focus on achieving objectives, even in the face of adversity.

        • Christopher Petrie
          Christopher Petrie Account Manager

          Christopher is currently our QLD Account Manager. He has been in the security industry for over 15 years, working Nationally and Internationally in various management positions. During his career progression, he has worked closely with the Australian and Papua New Guiana Government sectors, having the ability to gain a specific set of skills and experience. As an individual and a leader, he is highly goal-driven and possesses strong ethical leadership traits with a positive and innovative way of thinking. Throughout his career, he has obtained a unique set of skills that has helped drive him to achieve his goals and objectives which has led to career progression and organisational growth and prosperity. During this time, Christopher has had the ability to pursue and obtain a strong business acumen by studying for his Master of Business Administration & his Graduate Certificate in Security Management. With his extensive experience and relevant qualifications, he will be a valuable asset to our organisation and will excel in his relationships with our customers.

          • Stephen Russell
            Stephen Russell Loss Prevention Manager

            Stephen is our QLD Loss Prevention Manager. He started his career with us as a Loss Prevention Officer in 2011. In 2015, he became a Senior LPO in QLD, responsible for training other LPOs. In 2017, he became an Operations Supervisor working across all metro sites in Asset and Loss Prevention, while assisting the QLD Asset / Loss Prevention Manager with day-to-day operations. In 2018, he became the QLD Loss Prevention Manager. Stephen is a perfectionist and always looking for the smartest approach so that he can ensure new and existing customers receive quality service that has been tailored to their requirements. His experience in the field has provided him with a better understanding of how to get the best out of his team, and identify where the company can make improvements and where additional training is required.

            • Matt Chlonta
              Matt Chlonta Branch Manager - South/West Brisbane
              Matt Chlonta is our South/West Brisbane Branch Manager who has over a decade of experience in the security industry. Starting as a patrolman, Matt has held an array of titles such as Team Leader, Operations Supervisor, Control Room Operator, and Patrol Branch Manager. Matt has a passion for the security industry and is driven to achieve exceptional results for his clients and the company.
              • Garry Keegan
                Garry Keegan Service Delivery Manager – Asset Protection

                Garry has been in the industry for over 17 years, and was a founder, Director and General Manager of NSR Security (prior to our acquisition of NSR in 2019). Garry is a former Vice-President of the National Security Association of Australia (2011), Bronze Member of the Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

                Throughout his professional life, Garry has gained a wide range of skills and expertise in a variety of areas. These include industrial law, business improvement and systems implementation, emergency response management, human resource and financial management, budgeting and cashflow analysis, maintenance of Quality Management Systems, change management, branding and marketing, business acquisitions and tender writing.

                In his current role, Garry is responsible for helping to manage our asset protection services in QLD. Tasked with guiding our team to deliver on objectives, this role includes implementation of key projects and operational plans, preparation and presentation of monthly reports for key clients, ensuring compliance with client contracts and agreements, and leading the financial performance of the portfolio.


                COOPERS PLAINS

                806 Beaudesert Road, Coopers Plains, QLD 4108

                EAGLE FARM

                Unit 6, 43 Links Avenue North, Eagle Farm, QLD 4009


                1/59 Brisbane Road, Redbank, QLD 4301

                Contact Us

                1300 136 102