We issue the relevant ID and access cards for people who work at Sydney Airport. These include:
- Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASICs) for people working at the airport who require unescorted access to security controlled areas
- Landside Terminal Cards for people working at the airport who don’t need to enter security sensitive areas
- Access control cards for airport staff holder other Issuing Body ASICs
- Visitor Passes (VIC) - Single Day and Multiday Visitor passes
Do I need an ASIC?
If you work at the airport and require unescorted access to security sensitive areas, you must have an ASIC to comply with Australian aviation legislation. The ASIC scheme provides an additional layer of security to ensure you’ve passed appropriate measures before being permitted to access secure areas of airports without supervision.
There are two ASIC types:
- if you work in the departures or arrivals areas of the terminals passed security screening or customs (Australian Border Force), you’ll require a grey ASIC
- if you need access to airside areas or the airside security zone, you’ll need a red ASIC Your employer will help you identify which ASIC you should apply for, based on the requirements of your role.
How do I apply for an ASIC
You should apply for your ASIC as soon as you can, prior to starting work at the airport. Once submitted, the process takes about six weeks, but could take longer. Please follow the steps below to apply for your ASIC:
Download and complete the ASIC application form
Ensure your completed application form is signed by the authorised signatory from your employer
Submit your form in person to ID and Access Services located on level 3 at T1 International, near the medical centre
Staff will conduct an in-person identification check, and take copies of your identification documents. Review our identification requirements before you lodge your application
Download the Sydney Airport Security Awareness Guide and sit and pass the Sydney Airport security awareness test in person at ID and Access Services. The guide provides staff working at the airport with information on security, contact details and security obligations. During the test, you’re not allowed to refer to the Sydney Airport Security Awareness guide, use your mobile phone, take photos of the questions or seek assistance to answer the questions.
Collecting your ASIC
Once approved, you’ll receive a confirmation letter advising that your ASIC is ready for collection from ID and Access Services, during office hours.
If you’re delayed in collecting your card, please contact us on 02 9667 9301 or email@example.com. If you fail to collect your new ASIC within 30 days of it being approved, your application and card will be cancelled. You must have either a passport or valid driver’s licence to collect your ASIC.
If you have an existing ASIC or Visitor Pass (VIC), please bring it with you, as we’re unable to issue your new ASIC without it being returned. A new photo is also required to be taken when issuing a new ASIC, which will be taken at ID and Access Services.
Access Card Applications
Visitor Identification Card (VIC)
If you’re a visitor requiring access to Secure or Controlled Areas, you’ll need to apply for a VIC pass. This gives you permission to be in these areas whilst under the supervision of a valid red or grey ASIC holder.
You can only be issued up to 28 days’ worth of VIC passes each year. These can be issued as:
- 28 single, one-day VICs
- One, 28-day VIC (Multiday VIC)
- Any other combination of VIC days, but not totalling more than 28 days within a 12 month period.
If you require more than 28 days’ access in a year, you must apply for an ASIC. Multiday VICs are usually provided to people who have already applied for an ASIC, or are working at the airport for a short period. Once you’ve applied for an ASIC, you can be issued with Multi Day VICs every 28 days until the ASIC is issued.
If you’re a VIC holder, you’ll need to be escorted in Sterile Areas not accessible to the general public by an ASIC holder.
In order to obtain a VIC, you must present with your sponsor and an original identification document that must:
- be government issued
- contain your photo and signature
- be current and valid
Accepted forms of ID include a driver’s licence, Australian or foreign passport, or proof of age card. If you have been refused an ASIC, you must inform the VIC issuer.
If you work in a landside area prior to passenger screening, you’ll need a Landside Terminal Card. Download the application form to apply.
If you hold an ASIC but work in another location, you’ll need to apply for a Security Access Card to access Sydney Airport. Your application must be authorised by your company’s authorised signatory, and you’ll need to complete the Sydney Airport Security Awareness test as part of the process.
If you’re a new company working at Sydney Airport and require access to secure areas for your staff, please contact ID and Access Services.
All companies working on the airport requiring identification cards or access will need to register their company with Sydney Airport. Company registrations must be submitted with supporting letters and documentation as to the scope of work with the airport.
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ID and Access Services location
ID and Access Services is located at T1 International, level 3 (near the medical centre)
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 to 16:00
Saturday - Sunday: closed
Public Holidays: closed
Phone: +61 2 9667 9301
Fax: +61 2 8338 4991