Approval of a Transport Security Program - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to operate a security controlled airport or prescribed air service.

A Transport Security Program (TSP) details how to handle security risks in your operations, covering areas such as technology, equipment and procedures to be used to maintain security, and how to respond to security incidents. It also allows provision for change of zones for airside and landside special event zoning as required.

Your program will demonstrate that you are aware of your general responsibility to contribute to the maintenance of aviation security and have developed an integrated, responsible and proactive approach to managing aviation security.

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 approval you must:

  • provide a copy of your program that is prepared in accordance with any requirements
  • provide a map that shows the airside and landside areas, and any airside security zones and landside security zones, for the airport
  • provide a map that shows any proposed changes to the areas or zones for the airport
  • appoint a security contact officer.

The type of approved security program you require will depend on your operations and services. AusCheck background security checks may be necessary.


Up to 5 years, or as specified on the approval


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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


Act(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 Australian Government

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.