Obligations for ASIC holders

As an ASIC holder you must return your ASIC to the issuing body within 30 days after:

  • it expires;
  • is cancelled;
  • has been damaged, altered or defaced (permanently or temporarily); or
  • you no longer have an operational need to enter a secure area.

Failure to do so may incur a penalty of up to $1,800.

As an ASIC holder you must notify your issuing body within 7 days, if your ASIC is lost, stolen or destroyed. Notification must be in the form of a statutory declaration or police report.

If you are an ASIC holder and you change your name, you must notify your issuing body within 30 days after the change.

If you are convicted of an aviation-security-relevant offence, you must notify your issuing body or AusCheck, in writing, within seven days.

Displaying an ASIC

Unless exempted under a Notice by the Secretary of the Department, your ASIC must be clearly visible at all times when in a secure area.

An ASIC must be displayed in the following ways:

  • attached to your outer clothing;
  • at or above waist height;
  • at the front or side of your body or on a band around your upper arm; and
  • with the whole front of the ASIC or VIC clearly visible.

If you are using an invalid ASIC, incorrectly displaying or misusing an ASIC, then you may be fined or prosecuted.