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:
- administering the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003;
- education and collaboration;
- informed policy advice and design;
- compliance and monitoring; and
- domestic and international partnerships.
We do this by working with other government partners and industry to maintain a strong and comprehensive approach to transport security.
- Sea Passenger Terminal Security Guidance released
The Department has released guidance to improve security at sea passenger terminals in response to the growth in the cruise ship sector and the current security environment.
- Identity Security Amendments
Important changes to ASIC and MSIC schemes commence 1 August 2017.
- New known consignor scheme for exporters
Before you travel find out more about airport security screening. Plan ahead—visit TravelSECURE
Find out more about OTS' key performance measures and assessment.
Find out more about upcoming consultations and industry forums.
Find out more about publications and other transport security information.