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Aviation Security Identification Card


Rev. 6b — page content was last changed November 9, 2008
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The Australian Aviation Transport Security Act, came into effect March 10 2005, mandating increased security arrangements at 181 capital city, regional and other airports listed below.

Securing of aircraft

The Act also requires all powered aircraft to be secured (ie. reasonable measures taken to deter theft) when unattended at any aerodrome. RA-Aus registered aircraft are included in the category of aircraft required to be secured from theft. The locking device only needs to be fitted when the aircraft is assembled and ready for flight, and the operator (or 'trusted custodian') is not in a position to intervene in the event of unlawful interference or to report such interference.

Further information is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government website.

Aviation Security Identification Card [ASIC]

The Act extended the ASIC system, which has existed at major airports for some years, to encompass all persons, including RA-Aus pilots, who need access to the secure parts [i.e. the 'airside'] of all the aerodromes listed below. The RA-Aus staff will process ASIC applications for those RA-Aus members needing an ASIC. This requires identity verification by RA-Aus authorised personnel, a security assessment and criminal records check and possibly a citizenship check by the Department of Immigration all handled by the AusCheck section of the Federal Attorney-General's Department; so each application takes some time to process before RA-Aus is able to have the photographic ASIC manufactured and issued to the member. The RA-Aus fee for this service is $160, which includes the service charges from the Federal Attorney-General's AusCheck and the card manufacturer; the service is for RA-Aus members only.

Downloading the ASIC application forms

If you need an Australian Aviation Security Identification Card or more information download the current application material — Adobe PDF format. Only the current ASIC application form is acceptable to AusCheck, previous versions will be rejected and sent back to the applicant. The application form requires you to acknowledge that you have been given a copy of the AusCheck Privacy Notice, which explains how AusCheck will use your personal information, so you should also download the privacy policy statement part 1 and part 2 [PDF formats].

Security controlled airports at 10 March 2005

Pilots needing access to the secure areas of the following airports are required to display an ASIC when in those areas. Those 28 airports appearing in bold italic had security restricted areas established before 10 March 2005.

Queensland
Archerfield
Aurukun
Badu Island
Bamaga/Injinoo
Barcaldine
Bedourie
Birdsville
Blackall
Blackwater
Boigu Island
Boulia
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Burketown
Cairns
Charleville
Cloncurry
Coconut/Poruma Island
Coen
Cooktown
Coolangatta
Cunnamulla
Darnley/Erub Island
Doomadgee
Dunk Island
Edward River/Pormpuraaw
Emerald
Gladstone
Hamilton Island
Hervey Bay
Horn Island
Hughenden
Iron Range/Lockhart
Julia Creek
Karumba
Kowanyama
Kubin/Moa Island
Lizard Island
Longreach
Mabuiag Island
Mackay
Maroochydore
Maryborough
Moranbah
Mornington Island
Mount Isa
Murray/Mer Island
Normanton
Palm Island
Proserpine
Quilpie
Richmond
Rockhampton
Roma
Saibai
St George
Sue/Warraber Island
Thangool
Thargomindah
Toowoomba
Townsville
Weipa
Windorah
Winton
Yam Island
Yorke Island

Western Australia
Albany
Argyle
Broome
Carnavon
Christmas Island
Derby/Curtin
Esperance
Fitzroy Crossing
Geraldton
Halls Creek
Jandakot
Kalbarri
Kalgoorlie
Karratha
Kununurra
Laverton
Learmonth
Leinster
Leonora
Meekatharra
Mount Magnet
Newman
Paraburdoo
Perth
Port Hedland
Ravensthorpe
Shark Bay/Monkey Mia
Wiluna

ACT
Canberra
Tasmania
Burnie
Cambridge
Devonport
Flinders Island
Hobart
King Island
Launceston
Strahan

New South Wales
Albury
Armidale
Ballina
Bankstown
Bathurst
Belmont
Bourke
Broken Hill
Cobar
Coffs Harbour
Cooma
Coonabarabran
Coonamble
Dubbo
Grafton
Griffith
Gunnedah
Inverell
Kempsey
Lightning Ridge
Lismore
Lord Howe Island
Merimbula
Moree
Moruya
Mudgee
Narrabri
Narrandera
Newcastle
Norfolk Island
Orange
Parkes
Port Macquarie
Sydney
Tamworth
Taree
Wagga Wagga
Walgett
West Wyalong

Victoria
Avalon
Essendon (RPT)
Essendon (GA)
Hamilton
Latrobe Valley
Melbourne
Mildura
Moorabbin (RPT)
Moorabbin (GA)
Mount Hotham
Portland
Warrnambool

South Australia
Adelaide
Ceduna
Coober Pedy
Kingscote
Mount Gambier
Olympic Dam
Parafield
Port Augusta
Port Lincoln
Whyalla

Northern Territory
Alice Springs
Ayers Rock
Bathurst Island
Darwin
Elcho Island
Garden Point
Gove
Groote Eylandt
Hooker Creek/Lajamanu
Kalkgurung/Kalkaringi
Katherine/Tindal
Lake Evella
McArthur River
Maningrida
Milingimbi
Numbulwar
Port Keats
Ramingining
Snake Bay
Tennant Creek
Victoria River Downs