Yes. For more information about our water recycling initiatives please visit our Water Recycling Plant page
You must notify and provide the issuing authority with a statutory declaration within 7 days of becoming aware of the loss, theft or destructionof your ASIC.
If you do not notify and provide the issuing authority with a statutory declaration within 7 days 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 also be fined a maximum penalty of $1100 by OTS and lose your right to work at the airport.
The time frame to process an application can vary for each applicant after it is sent to AusCheck.
Generally, it takes between 2 to 8 weeks for your background check to be completed but sometimes it can take longer especially if you have resided overseas for a period of 6 months or more.
Regulations requires applicants whom have resided overseas for a period of 6 months or more 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 of the country of residence at the time of application lodgement. Examples of evidence is copy of an email, letter or application to the foreign law enfocement agency or proof of payment such as a receipt.
Given the background check processing timeframes it is strongly recommended that all applicants submit forms with relevant proof of identification documents to Sydney Airport ID & Access Services as early as possible to ensure you are not incovenienced by any delays or are without an ASIC and access privileges.
For more information about AusCheck visit the following link: http://www.ag.gov.au/www/agd/agd.nsf/Page/OrganisationalStructure_AusCheck
You can download high resolution imagery from Sydney Airport's Multimedia Gallery accessible within the Media Centre.
Note: These photographs are provided by Sydney Airport for editorial, educational and personal use. Copyright is retained by Sydney Airport Corporation Limited. Unless permission is granted, photographs cannot be used for commercial purposes or advertisements.
If you changed your address or your name, you must notify your issuing authority that issued your ASIC of the change 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 OTS.
Currently there are no designated recharging stations at Sydney Airport for mobile phones, including iPhones.
Sydney Airport issues VIC cards in accordance with the legislation and the new 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 & 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, Northern End of T1 International Terminal.
Sydney Airport has a free wifi service in the following locations:
Yes. You must apply with Sydney Airport Corporation Limited before coming on site to take photos or film at Sydney Airport. For further information about filming and photography at Sydney Airport please refer to our Filming, Photography & Advertising page.
You only need an appointment if there are more than 3 people in your group sitting the test
No you are not required to re-sit the test again.
There are several locations at Sydney Airport which offer a basic printing service, usually for a small fee. These include:
T1 International Terminal
Most airline lounges at International Terminal (T1) also provide some form of basic printing service.
T2 Domestic Terminal
Most airline lounges at Domestic Terminal (T2) also provide some form of basic printing service.
No. We do not accept copies. All applications must be in the original form and signed (original signature).
Yes. Government regulations require you to submit original ID documents and 10 years of residential history again to support your new application and proof of identity.
No. All police certificates must be translated in English.
ID & Access Services will notify you by mail or by phone (if you requested to be contacted by phone). Only ID & Access Services will notify you when it is ready to be collected.
Yes. Please mail the card to ID & Access Services Locked Bag 5000 Sydney International Terminal Mascot NSW 2020.
Sydney Airport has internet kiosks in several locations at International Terminal (T1) and Domestic Terminal (T2). Most offer a free internet session for a specific time period. Internet Kiosks are located at the following locations:
International Terminal (T1)
Departures Level - before Customs in the Food Court near Sumo Salad
Departures Level - after Customs near Gate 31
Departures Level - after Customs near Gate 24
Departures Level - after Customs near Gate 53
Domestic Terminal (T2)
Departures Level - "Everywhere Internet" located after Security on the way to Gates 31 - 41
Arrivals Level - Located in the Baggage Claim area near Baggage Carousel 1
Yes. You are required to report an aviation security related offence. You may obtain a form and report it to your ASIC issuing body (for example, SACL) or directly to AusCheck. You can download a form from the AusCheck website at www.ag.gov.au or contact ID & Access Services for assistance.
You must return your ASIC to the issuing authority within 1 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 a ASIC holder to return their cards to the issuing authority (ID & Access Services) within 1 month of leaving your employment.
It is an offence under the regulations if you do not return your ASIC within 1 month. If you do not return your ASIC within 1 month, you may receive a letter from the Issuing Authority and/or the AFP asking you to return your ASIC immediately.
You could be fined a maximum penalty of $1100 by the Office of Transport Security if you do not return your ASIC within 1 month.
No. A new photo must be taken every time you are issued with a new ASIC. This is a government requirement.
The concept would improve the travel experience for the more than 35 million passengers who use Sydney Airport every year. Sydney Airport has been working with key airlines and airport-related service providers and businesses on how best to achieve this outcome. The concept will now be further developed, in consultation with the community and their elected representatives, governments, airlines, tourism, business and industry groups and other key stakeholders.
Key parts of the Master Plan 2009 have already been completed or are underway, including: the major upgrade and expansion of the International Terminal (T1); new car parks at T1, extension of T2 to accommodate new larger aircraft; a new hotel at T1 and a new water recycling plant.
The proposal announced today is at the concept level, and is consistent with the permissible land uses set out in the Sydney Airport Master Plan 2009. The key difference is that the new concept has two airline alliance-based precincts integrating international, domestic and regional services under the one roof.
At Sydney and around the world, the use of larger and quieter new generation aircraft such as the A380 has revolutionised aviation and will continue to do so. In 1976, the average number of passengers per international flight was 129. Today it is 190 and, by 2029, it is forecast to be 290. This explains why, from 2000 to 2010, there was a 39 per cent increase in the number of passengers passing through Sydney Airport and virtually no change in the number of flights.
Sydney Airport will accommodate forecast growth because airport infrastructure and facilities – terminals, freight facilities, taxiways, hangars, aircraft parking, airport roads and car parking – will all be progressively upgraded and expanded.
To be implemented, the proposal requires no change to the airport curfew, the aircraft movement cap or the flight paths used by aircraft. No new runways are required. The proposal assumes that existing noise sharing arrangements will remain in place.
Technology improvements mean that today’s aircraft – such as the A380 and B787 – are significantly quieter than their predecessors. The International Civil Aviation Organization has said that aircraft coming off the production line today are about 75% quieter than they were 40 years ago and that aircraft manufacturers are working to reduce this even more. The new technologies being used across all sectors of the aviation industry are reducing noise impacts in communities around airports.
As with the existing Master Plan 2009, the proposal will ensure Sydney Airport’s noise footprint continues to be reduced by securing the benefits of these new quieter and more fuel efficient aircraft.
At present, the Domestic and International Terminals experience different peak times domestic is busy during the weekday morning and late afternoon periods, whereas international is busy during the early morning and on weekends.
A major priority for Sydney Airport is working with the NSW Government to improve traffic flow around the airport and to deliver comparable travel times from the CBD to each of the two precincts.
By creating two terminal precincts with international, domestic and regional flights under the one roof – it will be possible to spread these peak periods over the day and between the two precincts. This will improve traffic flow within the terminal precincts and reduce congestion on roads around Sydney Airport.
Sydney Airport also works closely with governments to improve passenger choice when travelling to the airport by improving public transport services.
Yes. Sydney Airport recognises the importance of regional aviation to regional communities and people living in remote parts of NSW. The proposal will guarantee ongoing access by regional airlines to Sydney Airport. In fact, the proposal will improve the facilities provided for regional passengers because, for the first time, regional passengers will have simple transfers to other connecting international or domestic flights.