Heavy school holiday traffic is expected from Friday 23 September. Plan your journey to the airport.
You must notify and provide the issuing authority with a statutory declaration within seven days of becoming aware of the loss, theft or destruction of your ASIC.
If you do not notify and provide the issuing authority with a statutory declaration within seven days, you could be issued with a Sydney Airport aviation security notice to attend an interview. You may have to resit a security awareness test. Your ASIC and access could be suspended or cancelled.
You could also be fined a maximum penalty of $1100 by the Office of Transport Security and lose your right to work at the airport.
Application forms are sent to the Australian Government’s AusCheck service and processing times can vary for each application.
Generally, it takes between two and eight weeks for your background check to be completed, but sometimes it can take longer especially if you have resided overseas for a period of six months or more.
If you have lived resided overseas for a period of six months or more over the past 10 years, you will need to obtain a police certificate from the country or countries of residence or show evidence your have requested a police certificate from the relevant law enforcement agency or agencies at the time you lodge your application. Examples of evidence is a copy of an email, letter or application to the foreign law enforcement agency or proof of payment such as a receipt.
Given the time required to undertake background checks, we strongly recommended that all applicants submit forms with relevant proof of identity documents to Sydney Airport ID and Access Services as early as possible to ensure you have access when you require it.
Check the AusCheck website for more details.
Yes. If you change your address or name, you must notify the issuing authority for your ASIC within 30 days. It is an aviation offence if you do not update your details. You could also be fined a maximum penalty of $550 by the Office of Transport Security.
There are charging stations at various locations at the International (T1) and Domestic (T2) terminals.
Sydney Airport issues VIC cards in accordance with the legislation and the 28-day rule. VICs may be issued by the Sydney Airport or by an approved agent. Before you may be issued a VIC, you must provide the following:
Visitor passes are available from the ID and Access Services at T1 between 7.00am and 5.00pm. After hours, visitor passes are available from the Airport Operations Control Centre (AOCC) located on Level 3 at the northern end of T1 International Terminal.
Sydney Airport has free wifi throughout T1 and T2.
Commercial filming or photography requires a permit from Sydney Airport. For more information about our filming and photography policy at Sydney Airport, please refer to our Filming and Photography guidelines.
Mobile phones, cameras, video cameras and recording devices must not be used in Australian Customs and Border Protection Service-controlled areas at airports and seaports. If you are on the phone, you will be asked to terminate your call until you have cleared the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service check point.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service officers can and will ask you to delete any photos or film recorded if you are caught taking photos or recording in Australian Customs and Border Protection Service controlled areas.
For further information about the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, please refer to its Guide for Travellers.
You only need an appointment if there are more than three people in your group sitting the test.
No, you are not required to re-sit the test.
There are several locations at Sydney Airport which offer a basic printing service, usually for a small fee. These include:
Most airline lounges at the T1 International Terminal also provide basic printing services.
Most airline lounges at the Domestic Terminal (T2) provide basic printing services.
No. We do not accept applications by fax or email. Only signed application forms available from ID and Access Services will be accepted.
To renew your ASIC, you must complete the appropriate application forms and submit them to Sydney Airport ID and Access Services.
Applicants must undertake and pass a computer-based security awareness test at ID and Access Services prior to issue.
Government regulations require you to resubmit original ID documents and 10 years of residential history to support your new application and proof of identity.
No. All police certificates must be translated in English.
Yes. Please mail the card to ID and Access Services, Locked Bag 5000 Sydney International Terminal Mascot NSW 2020.
Sydney Airport has internet kiosks in several locations at the T1 International Terminal and T2 Domestic Terminal.
Departures Level - before Customs in the food court
Departures Level - after Customs near Gate 31
Departures Level - after Customs near Gate 24
Departures Level - after Customs near Gate 53
Arrivals Level - near Exit A/B
There are internet kiosks available on both the arrivals and departures level.
Yes. You are required to report any aviation security-related offence. You may obtain a form and report it to your ASIC-issuing body (for example, Sydney Airport) or directly to AusCheck. You can download a form from the AusCheck website at www.ag.gov.au or contact ID and Access Services for assistance.
You must return your ASIC to the issuing authority within one month of your ASIC expiring. You can not enter a Secure Area if you have an expired ASIC.
If you are caught trying to enter a Secure Area with an expired ASIC, you could be issued with a SACL AVSEC Notice to attend an interview. You may have to resit a Security Awareness test.
Your ASIC and access could be suspended for a certain time or it could be cancelled. You could lose your right to work at the airport.
You could also be fined a maximum penalty of $1100 by OTS.
Yes. The Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 requires you to return your ASIC to the issuing authority within one month of leaving your employment.
It is an offence under the regulations if you do not return your ASIC within one month. If you do not return your ASIC within one month, you may receive a letter from the issuing authority and/or the Australian Federal Police asking you to return your ASIC immediately and you could be fined a maximum penalty of $1100 by the Office of Transport Security.
No. A new photo must be taken every time you are issued with a new ASIC. This is a government requirement.