Approval of a Transport Security Program - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you act as an operator, or the regulated agent of an operator, of security controlled airports or prescribed air services.

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 details of 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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; and
  • 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 5 years, or as specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

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

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Aviation and Airports

Contact details

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

National Coordinator, Transport Security Program

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1966
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62747111
Phone: 1800075001