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.
- Maritime and aviation security awareness survey 2016
Survey for Australian airport and maritime port staff and their role in transport security.
- Closure of Multicard MSIC issuing body
Multicard Pty Limited (Multicard) has ceased as a maritime security identification card (MSIC) issuing body. This does not impact the validity of any MSIC issued by Multicard.
- ‘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.
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.