Heavy school holiday traffic is expected from Friday 23 September. Plan your journey to the airport.
ID and Access Services is responsible for the issue of Aviation Security Identification Card (ASICs) and access control cards and privileges to the employees of approximately 900 companies that provide services on Sydney Airport.
An ASIC is an identification card which is used to identify a person who has been the subject of a background check. All persons at the airport requiring unescorted access to security sensitive areas are required, under government regulations to have an ASIC. The ASIC scheme is a layer of security that ensures that only people who have been background checked to a certain level are permitted to be in the secure areas of airports without supervision. The ASIC scheme aims to reduce the risk of unlawful interference with aviation, not just terrorism.
All identification cards and access control permissions are subject to the terms and conditions of issue and use under which they are issued. Persons requiring an ASIC and lawful access should complete appropriate application forms and submit the forms 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. This test is based on the Sydney Airport Conditions of Use and the Security Awareness Guide.
Airport Services Centre, Level 3, Terminal 1, near the medical centre
Monday - Friday: 07:00 to 17:00
Saturday - Sunday: closed
Public Holidays: closed
+61 2 8338 4991
+61 2 9667 9301
Get more information regarding ASIC regulations at the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport website. Also visit our ID & Access FAQ page.