Employers

Are you an employer in the aviation, maritime or offshore oil and gas facilities sectors?

If so, you and your staff may be required to hold a valid aviation or maritime security identification card (ASIC or MSIC).

Found out if your staff need an ASIC or an MSIC.

Do my staff require access to security-sensitive areas?

Security-sensitive areas are discrete zones established to protect critical or vulnerable aspects of Australian aviation and maritime infrastructure. These areas are subject to stringent security measures including significant access restrictions.

A person may need an ASIC, if they are required to have regular unescorted access to secure areas of an airport. A person may need an MSIC, if they are required to have unmonitored access to a maritime security zone at least once year.

If a person is visiting the secure area of a security controlled airport, they will need a visitor identification card (VIC) and must be supervised by a holder of a valid ASIC while in the area.

Do my staff require a white ASIC or MSIC?

If you operate any of the following businesses, you may have employees or contractors that need a white ASIC:

If you operate an MSIC issuing body, you may have employees or contractors that need a white MSIC.

What are the obligations for ASIC and MSIC holders?

Holders of ASICs or MSICs must:

  1. return the card on expiry, suspension or cancellation (this obligation does not apply to white ASIC or white MSIC holders)
  2. properly display the card in the security areas or zones ( this obligation does not apply to white ASIC or white MSIC holders)
  3. report security-relevant offences to their issuing body or the Secretary of the Attorney General's Department, contact AusCheck for details
  4. notify their issuing body of lost, stolen, altered and defaced cards, and
  5. notify their issuing body of changes in circumstances, for example change in operational need or change of name.