Approval of an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) Program - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you are an aviation industry participant or Commonwealth agency who intends to issues Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASICs) and visitor identification cards (VICs).

ASICs are required to be held by staff at certain airports servicing passenger and freight aircraft.

An ASIC program is compulsory, and sets out procedures related to the issue, production, destruction and security of ASICs and associated records information.

An aviation industry participant means:

  • An airport operator;
  • An aircraft operator;
  • A regulated air cargo agent; or
  • An accredited air cargo agent.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

If you are the operator of a security controlled airport, you must satisfy the Agency that:

  • Your proposed ASIC program is adequate to give effect to the program purposes; and
  • Authorising you as an issuing body would not be likely to be a threat to aviation security.

If you are not the operator of a security controlled airport, you must:

  • Be the operator of a prescribed air service, or another person that may suitable;
  • Control a secure area, or reasonably needs on-going access to such an area;
  • Satisfy the Agency that the ASICs you propose to issue cannot more appropriately be issued by the operator of a security controlled airport; and
  • Satisfy the Agency that your proposed ASIC program is adequate to give effect to the program purposes; and
  • Satisfy the Agency that authorising you as an issuing body would not be likely to be a threat to aviation security.

Please consult with the Contact Officer for more information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Approval of An Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) Program - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Aviation and Airports
Aviation Security

Act(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Aviation and Airports
Aviation Security


Mailing address:
GPO Box 594
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1300307288

Phone:

02 62748187

Fax:

02 62746089
transport.security@infrastructure.gov.au

Supporting information

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