Legislative information and reforms

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The aviation and maritime security identification card (ASIC and MSIC) schemes are important. They help prevent unlawful interference and serious criminal influence in the aviation, maritime, and offshore oil and gas sectors.

Single Issuing Body (IB)

The Department is implementing a single government IB for the ASIC and MSIC schemes. This will provide a streamlined, efficient, secure and seamless service to ASIC and MSIC applicants and holders.

By 1 July 2025 AusCheck will be the only IB for ASICs and MSICs. AusCheck is consulting with existing IBs and industry on the details of the transitional arrangements. Once your IB has transitioned its IB responsibilities to AusCheck, you will have access to the new online portal. This portal will centralise information and services including helpdesk access.

If your IB has not yet transitioned its IB responsibilities to AusCheck, you should continue to apply for an ASIC or MSIC as per existing procedures. You may do this through an IB listed under ASIC issuing bodies or MSIC issuing bodies.