Transport security

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:

We do this by working with other government partners and industry to maintain a strong and comprehensive approach to transport security.

Latest news

  • 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 bodyClosure 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.

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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.


Last Updated: 1 July, 2016