Identity Security

Aviation security identification card (ASIC) and Maritime security identification card (MSIC)

Improving aviation and maritime security

The Australian Government is strengthening the ASIC and MSIC schemes in 2017.

Changes* include:

* Subject to Parliamentary and regulatory approval

ASICs and MSICs are an important part of securing the aviation, maritime, and offshore oil and gas sectors from acts of terrorism and unlawful interference.

An ASIC or MSIC shows that the holder has a valid background check.

An ASIC or MSIC is not an access card and does not give the holder the right to access aviation secure areas or maritime security zones without the permission from the relevant facility owner or operator.

Do you need an ASIC or MSIC?