Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)


Security at Townsville Airport is governed by the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005. Under the Act and Regulations, Townsville Airport is considered a security controlled airport.

An Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) must be held by anyone who requires frequent access to enter secure areas at security controlled airports in Australia. The form of the ASIC is nationally consistent and mandated under the Regulations. ASICs are valid for up to two years.

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. The ASIC scheme aims to reduce the risk of unlawful interference with aviation, not just terrorism.

All ASIC applications (new and renewals) are treated the same. Existing and new applicants must follow the below process:

1. The Applicant has read and understood the Townsville Airport Security Awareness Guide

2. The applicant has passed the Townsville Airport Online Security Induction test (please send below Induction Enrolment Form to aviation@tsvairport.com.au in order to be enrolled in the test)

3. The applicant must bring their completed and signed ASIC application to their appointment

4. The applicant must bring their updated identification documents to their appointment.

All applicants must complete the online Townsville Airport Security Induction Test prior to booking an ASIC appointment with Townsville Airport.  Applicants get ONE attempt per day and will be automatically enrolled the following day if they fail.

Download a copy of an 2017 ASIC Application (Aug)

Download a copy of the 2017 Security Awareness Guide

Download a copy of the ASIC Security Induction Enrolment

Please contact +617 4727 3205 after you have passed the online test, to arrange an appointment for the processing of your ASIC application.

New companies must also provide a signed ASIC Authorised Signatory Request Form

Applicants requiring an AUS-Wide ASIC must provide a letter on the company letterhead signed by the Authorised Signatory.  The letter must state which airports the applicants requires access to.  Please click here for an example.

Fee Schedule (effective 9 March 2015)

New ASIC Applications  – $220 + $50 refundable deposit
Renewal of ASIC – $220
Replacement ASIC – $100

Please note that EFTPOS facilities are not available at the Townsville Airport Management Centre


As a result of recent legislation changes, AusCheck has revised the previous AusCheck Privacy Notice for ASIC and MSIC applicants.

Click here for the updated privacy notice.