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Transport security

Aviation and Maritime Security (AMS) Division, formerly the Office of Transport Security, is Australia's transport security regulator for aviation transport, maritime transport and the offshore oil and gas industry. Its role is to make sure Australians and our national interests are secure through regulation that supports industry and the community as they carry out trade and travel activities.

The Australian Government takes a proactive and forward looking approach to security regulation. This involves continuous review on what is known about terrorist threats to ensure that our transport security system is fit for purpose and security measures are targeted towards areas of highest risk.

Specifically, we do this through:

We do this by working with other government partners and industry to maintain a strong and comprehensive approach to transport security.


Before you travel find out more about airport security screening. Plan ahead—visit TravelSECURE.

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