Implementing a Single Issuing Body for the ASIC and MSIC Schemes
On 25 January 2022, the Government announced that the Department of Home Affairs would become the only issuing body (IB) for ASICs and MSICs by 1 July 2025.
AusCheck is consulting with existing IBs and industry on scheduling and transitional arrangements to ensure that applicants and industry have uninterrupted service during their transition of responsibilities.
Existing cardholders will be notified when their IB will transition to AusCheck. Applicants should continue to apply for an ASIC or MSIC as per existing procedures until their IB transitions to AusCheck.
ASIC transition update: Adelaide Airport will cease accepting aviation security identification card (ASIC) applications from 1 March 2024.
AusCheck will commence accepting ASIC applications for Adelaide Airport from 4 March 2024, with identity verification services available from 5 March 2024. Cardholders are required to contact Adelaide Airport directly to request security access (SAC Request) upon approval of the ASIC by AusCheck.
Further information about the Adelaide Airport transition can be found on the
Applicant & Cardholder Guide - Aviation and Maritime Security Identification Card Knowledge Base.
MSIC transition update: As of 1 February 2024, no MSIC issuing body has commenced transitioning its MSIC responsibilities to AusCheck. AusCheck and the issuing body will notify all impacted stakeholders when a transition date has been scheduled.
If you or your staff have a security card issued by an IB scheduled to transition, you can find further information about the changes below or by accessing the
Aviation and Maritime Security Identification Card Knowledge Base.