Port Security

Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC)

An MSIC is a nationally consistent identification card that is issued to identify a person who has been the subject of a background check.

It shows that the holder has met the minimum security requirements and proved they are required to work unescorted or unmonitored in a maritime security zone.

An individual has an operational need to hold an MSIC if his or her occupation or business interests require, or will require, him or her to have unmonitored and unescorted access to a maritime security zone at least once a year.

This includes:

  • Port, port facility and port service workers
  • Stevedores
  • Transport operators such as train and truck drivers
  • Seafarers on Australian regulated ships
  • People who work on and/or supply offshore oil and gas facilities

Prior to applying for an MSIC you will need to be aware that you will be subject to a background check which includes a criminal records check, a security assessment by ASIO and a right to work check by DIAC.

Please note: If you are an individual or company requiring access to Patrick, DP World and AAT terminals you will need to apply through a different issuing body which can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Transport website.

For further information about the MSIC scheme, please visit the Department of Infrastructure and Transport


Port Kembla Security Inductions

Port Kembla whole of port inductions are currently conducted weekly by BSMS Security. Please phone +61 2 4225 7935 for bookings.

For any general security related enquiries, please contact our Safety, Security and Traffic Manager on 1300 922 524 or email enquiries@nswports.com.au .

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