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

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 apply 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
  • 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

Some of the general requirements you will need to address in your maritime security plans before approval include:

  • a security assessment for the participant's operation
  • the security activities or measures you will put in place at each security level
  • contact details for the participant's security officer
  • provision for the use of declarations of security
  • how the plan will make a contribution toward maritime security outcomes.

The plans must also set out how you will protect the plan 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 Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Act(s) name

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003 Australian Government

Additional information

As of the 30 June 2016, port service providers (operators of lighters, barges, line handling boats, pilotage services and tugs) are no longer required to have an approved maritime security plan in place.

Administering agency

Department of Home Affairs

Aviation and Maritime Security Division

Contact details

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Enquiries

Aviation and Maritime Security Division

Department of Home Affairs

Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: PO BOX 25
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 1300 791 581
Email: national.coordinator@homeaffairs.gov.au
Website: Aviation and Maritime Security Division (Opens in new window)