Safety and security

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.

Overview

On a local level at Moorabbin Airport we have a Safety Committee comprising of local law enforcement agencies and airport tenants plus the airport operator.

Aircraft owners

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 Aiport

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.

Drug and alcohol management

Drug and alcohol management

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.

IF YOU SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS CALL 000

ASIC requirements

ASIC requrements at Moorabbin Airport

An Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) is an Australian identification card that shows that the holder of the card has undergone a security check and is suitable to enter a secure area of an Australian Airport.

Security checks are performed by AusCheck and include a criminal records check undertaken by the Australian Federal Police, a security assessment conducted by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and an unlawful non-citizen check conducted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

It is a mandatory requirement to wear an ASIC pass at all times in all airside areas of Moorabbin Airport. Moorabbin Airport is required to have an approved Transport Security Program (TSP) under the terms of the Aviation Transport Act 2004 and Regulations 2005. .

 

The following security measures apply at Moorabbin Airport:

  • A valid ASIC must be worn at all times by all persons present on airside at Moorabbin Airport
  • Airside does not extend to hangar areas but does extend to the entire apron and manoeuvring area.     
  • Passengers being escorted by an ASIC holder, for instance a pilot, are not required to have an ASIC.    
  • Student pilots are not defined as passengers and must have an ASIC or a VIC.    
  • The Act and Regulations provides for heavy penalties to apply to any person not wearing an ASIC.
Pilots and other aviation industry participants can apply online for an ASIC.

VIC visitor cards

VIC visitor cards

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 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 may not be dispatched on a solo flight until he/she is in possession of an ASIC.

Moorabbin Airport Corporation will grant a delegation to issue VIC’s as agent for the Corporation to suitably qualified aviation industry participants at Moorabbin Airport.

To apply for a Visitor Identification Card (VIC), pre-register, and visit Moorabbin Airport Corporation during office hours to collect your card.

If you have any questions regarding airside security and access, please contact us.