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

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 admin@moorabbinairport.com.au.

 

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 Airport

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 here.

 

ASIC requirements

Airside Access

 Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
A valid red ASIC must be properly displayed in the airside security zone of Moorabbin Airport. You may need an ASIC if you are required to have regular unescorted access to secure areas of Moorabbin Airport. Pilots and other aviation industry participants can apply online for an ASIC.

Rules for ASIC holders at Moorabbin Airport:

  • Always properly dispay your valid ASIC when on the airside
    - attached to your outer clothing
    - above waist height
    - at the front or side of your body
    - the whole front of the ASIC, VIC or TAC must be clearly visible.
  • Ensure doors and gates are closed behind you – do not allow anyone to follow you through a door or gate
  • If esorting a VIC-pass holder, you must stay with them at all times when on the airside
  • For pilots and aircraft owners, ensure you aircraft is secured when not in use by 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.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it immediately to the Police and to a MAC Safety Officer.
 

 

VIC visitor cards

Visitor Identification Card (VIC)

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 Vehicle Control

Airside Vehicle Control

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:

  1. Read and understand the Airside Vehicle Control Handbook here
  2. Complete the application form here
  3. Email admin@moorabbinairport.com.au to book a time to sit the ADA test - further information on what should be provided to Moorabbin Airport can be found in the Airside Vehicle Control Handbook above.

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:

  1. Read and understand the Airside Vehicle Control Handbook here 
  2. Complete the application form here
  3. Email admin@moorabbinairport.com.au to book a time to complete the AUA process – further information on what should be provided to Moorabbin Airport can be found in the Airside Vehicle Control Handbook above.
 

Forms

Forms

Airside Drivers Authority

  • Airside Vehicle Control Handbook here 
  • Airside Drivers Application form here