Transport Security Infringement Notices

About transport security infringement notices

Transport security infringement notices may be issued to individual cardholders who improperly display or hold invalid Aviation/Maritime Security Identification Cards (ASICs/MSICs) in active secure areas and zones as set out in the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (ATSR) and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003 (MTOFSR). The powers to issue infringement notices are also outlined in these Regulations.

Issuing officers will aim to minimise disruption at airports and seaports when issuing infringement notices. Subject to observations made, the Security Contact Officer/Port Facility Security Officer may be called upon to support the resolution of various situations. Any persons with an invalid or expired card will be required to leave the active area or zone.

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Proper display of a valid security identification card

Information on how to properly display a valid ASIC, including your obligations as an ASIC holder, can be found at Obligations for ASIC holders.

Information on how to properly display a valid MSIC, including your obligations as an MSIC holder, can be found at Obligations for MSIC holders.

Individuals who receive an infringement notice for not properly displaying their valid ASIC/MSIC can continue to use their security identification card.

Receiving an infringement notice for any offence will not impede an individual's ability to renew their ASIC/MSIC once it expires.

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Communication materials for industry use

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Options available if you receive an infringement notice

Persons who have received an infringement notice have the following options:

  • Pay the penalty—Recipients have 28 days from the date of issue of the infringement notice to pay the penalty using Electronic Funds Transfer or debit/credit card via the Government EasyPay service. The infringement notice number provided on the infringement notice is used as the Customer reference number when making a payment via the Government EasyPay service. Upon payment, the infringement notice becomes a receipt.

    As per regulation 7.09 ATSR and regulation 11.45 of the MTOFSR, if the recipient pays the prescribed penalty within 28 days from the date of issue of the notice (or any longer time allowed in writing by a Departmental officer or authorised person), then (unless the infringement notice is subsequently withdrawn):
    1. any liability for the offence will be discharged;
    2. the recipient will not be prosecuted in a court for the offence; and
    3. the recipient will not be taken to have been convicted of the offence.

    Money received for the payment of a penalty is classified as an Administered Fund and is collected on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.

    For all payment related enquiries, please contact the ID infringement notice team on (02) 6274 7111 or email idinfringements@infrastructure.gov.au. If you are experiencing difficulties with the payment website or would like to provide feedback on this service, email governmenteasypay@rba.gov.au. Emails are monitored during business hours and will be responded to as soon as possible.

  • Request an extension of time to pay the penalty—Recipients may apply for up to a further 28 days to pay the infringement notice by completing and submitting either the:
    • Aviation Request Extension of Time to Pay form for ASIC Infringement Notices PDF: 371 KB ReadSpeaker or the
    • Maritime Request Extension of Time to Pay form for MSIC Infringement Notices PDF: 373 KB ReadSpeaker

    Applications must be made within 28 days of the date of issue on the infringement notice and any application received outside of the 28 day payment period will be automatically refused. The Department will consider the proposal and respond in writing to the recipient, granting or refusing the request, within 14 days.

    1. If the request is refused, payment of the notice is required within 14 days of receipt of the application letter, or by the due date on the original Infringement notice, whichever comes later, or;
    2. If the request is granted, an updated due date will be provided in the advice letter. Payment extensions will be granted up to a maximum period of 28 days.
  • Apply to have the infringement notice withdrawn—Recipients may apply to have the infringement notice withdrawn by completing and submitting the:
    • Aviation Request Withdrawal of Infringement Notice form for ASIC Infringment Notices PDF: 372 KB ReadSpeaker or the
    • Maritime Request Withdrawal of Infringement Notice form for MSIC Infringement Notices PDF: 374 KB ReadSpeaker

    The Department will consider the request by taking into account:

    1. whether the person has been convicted previously of an offence against the relevant transport security Act or the Regulations;
    2. the circumstances of the offence stated in the notice;
    3. whether the person has previously paid a penalty under an infringement notice issued to the person for an offence of the same type as the offence mentioned in the notice; or
    4. any other relevant matter.

    Applicants will be notified in writing within 14 days from receipt of request whether their application has been approved or refused as per regulation 7.10(2) ATSR and 11.55(3) MTOFSR

  • Take no action to settle the infringement notice—Infringement notices that are not paid or withdrawn are considered unsettled. Unsettled notices will be referred to Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for prosecution in the court system. Penalties for offences processed in court may be five times the initial infringement notice penalty. The court may also require the offender to pay for the cost of prosecution.

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How to submit requests for withdrawal of a notice or extension of payment

Completed Extension of Time to Pay or Request Withdrawal of Infringement Notice forms can be submitted to the ID infringement notice processing team by:

email to:
idinfringements@infrastructure.gov.au; or

mail to:
ID Infringement Processing Team
Transport Security Operations
Office of Transport Security
GPO Box 594
Canberra ACT 2601

Recipients may request hard copies of the Extension of Time to Pay or Request Withdrawal of Infringement Notice forms to be mailed to them by emailing idinfringements@infrastructure.gov.au or by calling the ID infringement notice processing team on (02) 6274 7111. Applications must be made within 28 days of the date of issue on the infringement notice and not the date a request has been made.

Information about payment, extension of payment and the withdrawal of infringement notices is also available on the reverse side of the transport security infringement notice.

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Personal information

The Department will collect personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 for the purpose of issuing infringement notices as prescribed in the ATSR and the MTOFSR.

Recipients of infringement notices are not required to inform their employer, however the Department may disclose this information, including personal information to industry participants responsible for aviation and maritime secure areas and zones (including employers) and to other government agencies. Additionally, relevant personal information may be provided to issuing bodies that administrate the ASIC and MSIC security identification card schemes, and third parties for the purposes of collecting payment for an infringement notice.

Visit the Department's privacy policy for further information.

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Complaints

If you wish to provide feedback or make a complaint about the trial, visit Feedback and complaints.

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Freedom of Information (FOI)

A request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) may be made in writing or email. Visit Freedom of Information for further information.

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Client Service Charter

The Department is committed to being an open and accountable organisation with a strong client-focused culture. The Department's Client Service Charter establishes the high standards of service that you can expect from us.

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