Accredited Air Cargo Agent (AACA) - Australian Government


You may require this accreditation if your business handles or makes arrangements for the transport of air cargo.

Businesses that may require accreditation include:

  • cargo agents
  • domestic transport companies
  • truck drivers or couriers within the transport industry.

The Accredited Air Cargo Agent Scheme regulates businesses with operations that are less complex than those involved in the Regulated Air Cargo Agent Scheme. As an accredited operator you will be responsible for:

  • implementing approved security programs based on thorough risk assessments of your operations
  • security checking, and protecting the security of all cargo until it leaves your possession
  • providing employees with skills-based security training.

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 accreditation you must provide:

  • details of the name of your company, Australian Company Number 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
  • 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
  • details of any previous AACA accreditation or other designation and, if the designation or accreditation had been revoked, the reasons for the revocation.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.


In force until revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 AG

Regulation(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 AG

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Aviation and Airports

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Accredited Air Cargo Scheme Administration

Aviation and Airports

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Mailing address: GPO BOX 594
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 512 809