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.
- International scam alert: MSICs
Potential scam where overseas workers are being asked to pay for Australian MSICs to work on cruise vessels.
- Changes to maritime security regulation
Amendments to the security regulation of port service providers and Australian-flagged ships come into force on 30 June and 10 August 2016.
- 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.
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 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.