Registration as a Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this registration if you operate a business that security clears, handles or arranges for the transport of international and domestic air cargo that has been security cleared. Regulated Air Cargo Agents (RACAs) include:

  • Couriers, freight forwarders and cargo agents
  • Cargo terminal operators at airports
  • Express post services
  • Regular international postal services
  • Truck drivers who transport air cargo between cargo terminals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must provide:

  • Details of the name of your company, Australian Company Number (ACN) if applying as a company and business registration;
  • The name of the partnership and the full name of each partner if applying as a partnership;
  • The name of your association and the full name of each member of the association if applying as an unincorporated association or your full name if applying as an individual;
  • Your postal address, street address, telephone number, fax number and email address of your principal office in Australia and each of your sites in Australia that will be covered by your Transport Security Program; and
  • Details of any previous RACA designation or other accreditation and, if the designation or accreditation had been revoked, the reasons for the revocation.

You will also be required to complete a Transport Security Program, a Security Risk Assessment and a Statement of Undertaking.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



As specified on the registration.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Aviation and Airports

Act(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (Australian Government)

Contact details

National Coordinator, Transport Security Program
Aviation and Airports

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1966
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62747111

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