Registration as a Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) - Australian Government


You will require this registration if you operate a business that security clears, handles or arranges for the transport of international air cargo that has been security cleared. Regulated Air Cargo Agents (RACAs) include:

  • couriers, freight forwarders and cargo agents
  • cargo terminal operators at airports
  • express post services
  • regular international postal services
  • truck drivers who transport air cargo between cargo terminals.

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 registration you must provide:

  • Details of the name of your company, Australian Company Number (ACN) 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; and
  • Details of any previous RACA designation or other accreditation and, if the designation or accreditation had been revoked, the reasons for the revocation.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.

In order to apply for registration as a RACA you must first submit an expression of interest to the Agency. Upon receiving an expression of interest, the Agency will distribute an application package to be completed.



As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Application process


Once you submit an expression of interest, the Agency will send a application form to complete.

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.

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

Supporting information