Why Choose a Master Locksmith?

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All Master Locksmiths are highly skilled, trade qualified professionals, who adhere to a strict Code of Conduct

Not all tradespersons who advertise themselves as locksmiths are qualified, insured or police-checked.

Master Locksmiths are highly skilled, trade qualified professionals. For a business to become a Member of the Master Locksmiths Association, it must employ trade qualified persons who have been police-checked. In several States, these persons are also required to be security licenced/registered. The business must be fully insured, registered with ASIC (Australia) or NZCO (New Zealand), and it must agree to follow the Association’s strict Code of Conduct. 

What services do Master Locksmiths provide?


Expert Advice:

Master Locksmiths have the necessary knowledge and experience to recommend security solutions to meet your specific needs, in all areas including residential, commercial, industrial or especially emergency automotive locksmith services.


Electronic Security & CCTV:

Master Locksmiths have access to the very latest Electronic Access Control products and technology. They can tailor an access control security solution, including alarms and CCTV, to meet your security requirements.


Electronic Security & CCTV:

Master Locksmiths have access to the very latest Electronic Access Control products and technology. They can tailor an access control security solution, including alarms and CCTV, to meet your security requirements.


Lock-Outs and 24/7 Emergency Openings:

Master Locksmiths are experts in lock-outs and emergency openings (for example, if you’ve lost your keys and you are locked out of your house or car). Years of experience, proper training and the use of sophisticated locksmithing tools, ensure the emergency locksmith or professional auto locksmith can open your property/car without damaging it. In case you accidentally lock your keys in your car, our members are available to help you and give you access to your car. Master Locksmiths members have extended experience in dealing with different types of vehicles. Hence, they can do the key cutting and provide matching replacement keys on the spot. Typically, in case you cannot start the car because of a broken ignition cylinder, our members can fix it for you. With electronic transponder keys, it depends on how damaged the key is. Master Locksmiths members will provide the most suitable and professional advice to fit your requirements.


Re-Keying of Locks:

Master Locksmiths are specialists in the Re-Fitting and Re-Keying services, not only for residential properties but also for factories, offices and other commercial properties. Your Master Locksmith can also provide a wide range of cost-effective services, including supplying a spare key for your house, locks repair, a key replacement service for broken keys, rekeying all the locks on the house you just moved into, designing and installing a restricted master keying system for a school, hospital, factory or apartment complex.


Safes, Vaults, Key Garages and Cash Boxes:

Safes and vaults, key garages and key cabinets, and cash boxes are important security products often overlooked by consumers. Most Master Locksmiths have the specialist knowledge and expertise required to recommend, supply, and install a safe or vault to meet your security needs. Whether you need a safe for cash and personal belongings, a safe to store medicines or patient records in a hospital, a safe for legal documents, a key cabinet to store keys and remotes in a car dealership, a key garage for an Air BnB property or a construction site, your Master Locksmith has it covered. In case you lost your keys or are not able to access your safes, our members can definitely get your locks repaired or replaced as soon as possible. We highly recommend you do research on our home page for suitable locksmiths in such a case.


Service for People with Disabilities:

The MLAA holds the design registration and IP for a restricted key system called the Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) System. Over 1000 facilities in Australia, including public toilets, National parks, public pools, specialist playground equipment (Liberty Swing) and Changing Places facilities use the MLAK System, with the locks to these facilities fitted with a special cylinder that uses the Master Locksmiths Access Key. MLAK’s can only be obtained from Members of the MLAA or the MLAA National Support Office. For more information, please visit our MLAK page.


Master Locksmiths in Australia and New Zealand:

Only Business Members of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA) are entitled to use the “Master Locksmiths” brand”, including the Master Locksmiths Trust Badge (logo), to promote themselves as “Master” locksmiths. Strict Membership criteria, and regular compliance checks, ensure that when you engage the services of an MLAA (Master Locksmiths Association) Business Member for your locksmithing or security needs, you are dealing with a locksmith who:

  • is a qualified and experienced security industry professional
  • is police checked and/or licensed to operate as a locksmith under relevant State and Territory security industry legislation
  • abides by an established code of ethics (see below) and code of conduct.
To find a local Locksmith in your area please use the Search Functionality (link) Not sure if the locksmith you would like to use is a Master Locksmith? Then use the search facility of this website to check.


Why choose a professional Locksmith over a Handyman?

The Security Industry is only semi-regulated. In some States and Territories, you do not need to be licenced or qualified to work as a locksmith. This means anybody can call themselves a locksmith, car locksmith or mobile locksmith and attempt to provide locksmithing services. In other States, the need for a locksmith to be licenced is determined by the business activities that the locksmith engages in, with most of the common services performed by locksmiths falling outside the list of activities that require a licence. By choosing a professional locksmith who is a Member of the MLAA, you can be confident that you are dealing with a professional tradesperson who is qualified, licenced, fully insured, has access to the latest technology and works for a legitimate business, and must abide by a strict Code of Ethics.

Master Locksmiths Code of Ethics

The MLAA’s Code of Ethics sets out standards of conduct to be observed by Business Members of the Association. Its purpose is to commit Members to uphold and enhance the honour, integrity and reputation of their profession.

The guiding principles of the Code of Ethics:

  1. In conducting their professional activities, the welfare and security of the community shall come before Members’ responsibility to the Association, the profession or to other Members.
  2. Members shall act in an ethical manner so as to uphold the honesty, honour, integrity and reputation of the profession.
  3. Members shall comply with both the spirit and the letter of all relevant laws and regulations of the Commonwealth, States and Territories, New Zealand and other jurisdictions in which they conduct business.
  4. Members and their employees shall only perform work in their areas of competence.
  5. Members shall build their reputation on merit and shall not compete unfairly.
  6. Members shall apply their skill and knowledge in the interests of their clients or employers for whom they act in professional matters.
  7. Members shall give advice, express opinions or make statements in an objective and truthful manner and on the basis of adequate knowledge.