Approval of a Maritime Security Plan - Australian Government

Description

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

  • ship operator
  • security regulated port operator
  • port facility operator
  • offshore facility operator
  • offshore service provider.

A Maritime Security Plan sets out:

  • the security measures to be implemented at each maritime security level
  • the powers and responsibilities of officials, including maritime security guards
  • procedures for incident reporting
  • measures to prevent the introduction of weapons and prohibited items.
If you are required to have a Maritime Security Plan then you must apply for the plan to be approved.

    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

    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

    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

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

    Please use these contact details for help or more information:

    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)