Airport safety and security is a responsibility we all share. The Australian government has passed the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 which provides a layered approach to the increase of security within the aviation industry.
Airport safety and security is a responsibility we all share. Moorabbin Airport Corporation (MAC) is committed to providing a safe and secure airport environment for all users and the local community.
If you see an accident, incident or hazard, please report this to MAC using the Accident, Incident, Hazard Report Form. Please provide as much detail as possible when reporting. After completion, please email the form to [email protected].
The prime responsibility for protection against an aviation security breach or risk lies with the aircraft owner. Aircraft owners have the responsibility for the security of their aircraft. When the aircraft is not in use, as an owner, you must ensure measures are taken to secure your aircraft against theft.
These measures include fitting a wheel lock, a lockable control lock, parking in a locked hangar or securing the aircraft with a lockable device. Standard door locks are not considered adequate protection. (Act Pt4 Div 5 Sec 61 (1) (d)), please ensure your aircraft meets the latest requirements.
Moorabbin Airport Security Officers conduct random compliance checks to ensure compliance with the regulations.
Moorabbin Airport is a regulated airport under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004. The major responsibility of MAC is to provide effective perimeter security for the airport as a whole to act as a deterrent to unauthorised entry. An Access Control System is in operation and all aircraft owners who require access airside will be provided with a suitable access card. Details of this system are supplied separately.
Moorabbin Airport Corporation works closely with the Office of Transport Security, airport tenants and airport users to ensure compliance with the act and other regulations.
Moorabbin Airport is required by Part 99 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 to develop and implement a Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) that covers persons who perform, or are available to perform, Safety-Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA). The Moorabbin Airport DAMP applies to all Moorabbin Airport personnel, contractors and sub-contractors that perform or are available to perform a SSAA at Moorabbin Airport.
For further information regarding drug and alcohol management at Moorabbin Airport, please refer to the Moorabbin Airport DAMP here.
Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
Rules for ASIC holders at Moorabbin Airport:
A person not in possession of an ASIC, who is not a passenger on a flight, may be permitted airside at Moorabbin Airport if they are wearing a Visitor Identification Card (VIC) pass. For example, an engineer not usually associated with aviation performing repairs on an aircraft airside, or a student pilot who has applied for but has not yet been issued with an ASIC would be required to show and display a VIC pass while on Moorabbin Airport.
As per the terms, in all cases a VIC card holder must be escorted by an ASIC holder whilst airside. This also means that a student pilot must not be dispatched on a solo flight until he/she is in possession of an ASIC.
A person can be issued a VIC if they are required to enter a secure area of a security controlled airport for a lawful purpose for a maximum period of 28 days within a 12-month period. This is known as the 28-day rule. There is a separate 28-day limit for each airport. The number of days a VIC has been issued at one airport does not count towards the number of days a VIC has been issued at a different airport.
To apply for a Visitor Identification Card (VIC), pre-register via the Visitor Management System here and visit Moorabbin Airport Corporation (66 Bundora Parade, Moorabbin Airport) during office hours to collect your card.
If you have any questions regarding airside security and access, please contact us.
Airside Driver Authority (ADA)
Persons who wish to drive on the airside must hold a Moorabbin Airport issued Airside Driver Authority (ADA). To apply for an ADA, please complete the following steps:
Authority for Use Airside (AUA)
Vehicles accessing the airside must be issued with a valid Authority for Use Airside (AUA) and be driven by a person issued with a current ADA. To apply for an ADA, please complete the following steps: