Regulatory guidance, tools and templates—transport security

The Office of Transport Security provides regulatory guidance, tools and templates to assist industry in understanding:

  • the principles underlying OTS' approach to regulatory activities; and
  • OTS' application of transport security legislation.

This guidance does not constitute legal advice or substitute obligations under the transport security legislation.

Air cargo

Accredited Air Cargo Agent (AACA)

  • Application to be accredited as an accredited air cargo agent (AACA) DOCX: 473 KB
  • Sample Evidence of Security Check/Verification of Cargo DOCX: 19 KB
  • Sample Regular Customer Undertaking DOCX: 14 KB
  • Accredited air cargo agent list PDF: 253 KB ReadSpeaker

Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA)

Known Consignor Scheme

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Aviation

General

Airport operators

  • Airport categorisation list PDF: 337 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Guidance for operators of security controlled airports to preparing a transport security program PDF: 530 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Template for an airport operator transport security program (TSP) DOCX: 262 KB

Aircraft operators

  • Guidance for operators of prescribed air services preparing a transport security program PDF: 558 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Template for an aircraft operator transport security program (TSP) DOCX: 256 KB

Screening authorities

  • Template for consideration to become a screening authority DOCX: 332 KB

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Identity Security

All regulatory guidance, tools and templates related to Identity Security are now found in the relevant section on the ASIC and MSIC issuing bodies page.

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Maritime

General

  • Guidance for security zone signage DOCX: 4368 KB
  • Guidance for supervision and control of cleared persons and baggage outside a cleared zone DOCX: 389 KB
  • Guidance on security plan variations and revisions DOCX: 526 KB
  • Guidance on the requirements for the audit and review of security plans in the maritime sector PDF: 420 KB ReadSpeaker

Maritime—ship operators

  • Application for approval of a ship security plan DOCX: 73 KB
  • Guidance on preparing ship security plans DOCX: 390 KB
  • Guidance for preventive security for cruise ship visits to unregulated places PDF: 239 KB ReadSpeaker

Maritime—port operators

Maritime—port facility operators

  • Guidance and template for preparing a maritime security plan for port facility operators RTF: 42239 KB

Maritime—security guards

  • Guidance for baseline competencies for maritime security guards DOCX: 398 KB
  • Guidance for maritime security guards roles and powers PDF: 538 KB ReadSpeaker

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Offshore oil and gas facilities

  • Guidance and template for preparing an offshore security plan for offshore facility operators DOCX: 713 KB
  • Guidance and template for preparing an offshore security plan for offshore service providers DOCX: 838 KB
  • Template for request for approval of revised offshore security plan for an offshore facility service provider DOCX: 20 KB

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