Making Australia's transport system safe, secure, efficient, sustainable, competitive and productive.
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.
- Transport security compliance targets ASICs/MSICs
Infringement notices may be issued to individuals that improperly display or hold invalid aviation and maritime security identification cards as part of a trial commencing in January 2016.
- ‘Job ready’ changes to ASIC and MSIC schemes
The Australian Government has changed the rules around ASIC and MSIC applications and some issuing bodies may now accept your application before you have secured a relevant job.
- Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Checked Baggage) Regulation 2015
New amendments to the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 allow prescribed air service operators to flow forward checked baggage on domestic air services
Before you travel find out more about airport security screening. Plan ahead—visit TravelSECURE
Regulated industry participants
In Australia, putting in place preventive security measures is the responsibility of owners and operators of transport systems.
Transport security is your business—find out more about your role, responsibilities and the legal requirements for your industry sector.
- Air cargo security
- Aviation security
- Maritime security
- Offshore facility security
- Surface transport security
Find out more about upcoming consultations and industry forums.
Find out more about publications and other transport security information.