John Barnes is an Accredited Master Locksmith and employs qualified, licenced, and SCEC Endorsed Locksmiths. The Company holds a valid Queensland Security Firm Licence and maintains memberships with industry associations such as the Master Locksmith Association of Australia (MLAA), the Australian Locksmiths Association (ALA), the Australian Industry Group (AI Group), and the Architectural Door Hardware Association (ADHA).

What Skills Do You Need To Be A Locksmith?

  • A 4-year apprenticeship
  • A full police check
  • A keen eye and attention to detail
  • A steady hand for intricate jobs
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills and customer service

Meet the Team

Master Locksmiths Association Of Australia

John Barnes is a proud member of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australia (MLAA), which is recognised and respected as the peak organisation for locksmithing professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

In engaging our services as an MLAA member you can be sure that you are dealing with a locksmith who:

  • is a qualified and experienced security industry professional,
  • is licenced to operate as a locksmith under relevant State and Territory security industry legislation, and
  • abides by an established code of ethics and code of conduct.

Master Locksmiths

The Australian Locksmiths Association (ALA)

The ALA ensures that its members meet a strict set of security and client service criteria. Members must pass independently conducted competency tests before they are admitted at levels that allow them to obtain high-security keying systems.

As mentioned previously, we at John Barnes meet the standards of the ALA as professional members. The ALA is dedicated to ensuring that its members exercise the highest ethical standards and provide a professional level of service to the community.

The Australian Locksmiths Association

SCEC Approved Locksmiths

John Barnes is an SCEC Approved Locksmith. The Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) Security Zone Consultant scheme and SCEC Approved Locksmith scheme provides Australian Government agencies with Security Zone Consultants and locksmiths who have demonstrated the necessary skills as well as having met high standards of integrity, honesty and confidentiality required of personnel working for or on behalf of the Australian Government.


Architectural Door Hardware Association (ADHA)

The Architectural Door Hardware Association (ADHA) represents the architectural openings industry in Australia. Comprising Australia’s leading manufacturers, distributors and architectural product agents, ADHA members are dedicated to excellence in all aspects of the product, consultancy, services and training. John Barnes is honoured to meet these requirements as an accredited ADHA member.