Approval of a Maritime Security Plan - Australian Government

Description

You are required to have a Maritime Security Plan if you operate as a:

  • Port Operator;
  • Port Facility Operator; or
  • Port Service Provider.

A Maritime Security Plan sets out the security measures and procedures to be implemented, at each maritime security level, to safeguard against acts of unlawful interference with maritime transport or offshore facilities. If you are required to have a Maritime Security Plan then you must submit an application for the plan to be approved. The plan must cover areas such as:

  • The rights, freedoms and welfare of seafarers;
  • The potential danger from events such as terrorist attacks on Australian ships or ports, and any other unlawful activities; and
  • Processes to ensure security information is communicated effectively among maritime industry participants and government agencies.

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

A number of general requirements are to be addressed in maritime security plans prior to approval, including:

  • A security assessment for the participant's operation;
  • The security activities or measures to be implemented at each security level;
  • Contact details for the participant's security officer;
  • Provision for the use of declarations of security; and
  • How the plan will make a contribution toward maritime security outcomes.

The plans must also set out how the plan is to be protected from unauthorised access, amendment and disclosure.

There are obligations for port operators, port facility operators and port service providers to give specific information to other industry participants conducting operations within the security regulated port.

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

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

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Task Type Description
Apply Application

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

Act(s) name

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 AG

Regulation(s) name

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003 AG

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Office of Transport Security

Contact details

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Enquiries

Office of Transport Security

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 594
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62748187
Phone: 1300791581
Fax: 02 62746089
Email: transport.security@infrastructure.gov.au