Visitor Identification Card - Australian Government


You will require a Visitor Identification Card (VIC) if you need to temporarily enter the secure area of a security-controlled airport for any lawful purpose as a visitor. VICs are intended to permit temporary access to non-frequent visitors to an airport. Holders of a VIC must be supervised, until the time they leave the zone, by a holder of an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).

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 a VIC you must:

  • Have a valid reason for entering the secure area of an airport, which must be confirmed by the holder of an ASIC. This reason must be updated if it changes at any time during the visit;
  • Provide your name, date of birth and residential address along with proof of your identity;
  • Provide a declaration that you have not been refused an ASIC, had an ASIC cancelled or have one that is currently suspended, due to an adverse criminal record; and
  • Provide a declaration that you have not exceeded 28 days visitation within a 12 month period; known as the 28 day rule.

Proof of identity may be satisfied through providing:

  • One form of official identification with a recent photograph, such as a current passport, driver's licence, government employee identification or student identification; or
  • Two forms of identification issued by either a government or a financial institution, such as a Medicare card, credit card, birth or citizenship certificate, title to land or an extract from the electoral role, one of which has a signature on it which you can replicate.


VICS are issued for temporary reasons, and are valid for 28 days. In exceptional circumstances the duration may be longer than 28 days.


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Act(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Aviation and Airports

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