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Airport Operators

Guidance material for the preparation of Transport Security Programs by Airport Operators is under development. Please contact your Office of Transport Security regional office for further information.

Submitting Transport Security Programs

The Department recommends that you lodge requests for approval of new, revised or altered TSP by email to national.coordinator@infrastructure.gov.au

Please ensure that TSPs are submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format and that any password protection has been removed prior to submission. This will ensure the TSPs can be uploaded to the Department's secure database for assessment and consideration for approval.

The submission email/letter should contain the following statement:

“The Transport Security Program for [insert operator's name] is submitted for the Secretary's approval in accordance with the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004”.

The email/letter should outline the changes made to your TSP. The revision or alterations should also be noted in the revision history section of your TSP.

Should you wish to lodge your TSP as a hard copy or CD, please post it to:

National Coordinator
GPO Box 1966
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Unscreened Security Controlled Airports

The Department's guidance is designed to save you time and money by providing detailed templates which you can complete yourself. You are not obliged to use these materials, however, if you use your own document format, you will need to ensure that your completed TSP complies with the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005.

Step 1: Download any available guidance.

Step 2: Obtain an Aviation Security Risk Context Statement from your Office of Transport Security regional office if you don't already have one.

Step 3: Read the Aviation Security Risk Context Statement and the Managing Transport Security Risk and the Security Risk Assessment Handbook and Workbook.

Using your Handbook and Workbook for developing an SRA, and your specific Transport Security Advisory, prepare your SRA (noting that an SRA is not mandatory under the legislation, however it will assist you with articulating all aspects of risks related to your operating environment).

Step 4: Using the guidance for developing a TSP, prepare your TSP. Before submitting your TSP, attach your completed SRA (if you chose to submit one) and submit the documents by email to national.coordinator@infrastructure.gov.au

Screened Security Controlled Airports

The Department's guidance is designed to save you time and money by providing detailed templates which you can complete yourself. You are not obliged to use guidance materials, however, if you use your own document format, you will need to ensure that your completed TSP complies with the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005.

Step 1: Download any available guidance.

Step 2: Obtain an Aviation Security Risk Context Statement from your Office of Transport Security regional office if you don't already have one.

Step 3: Read the Aviation Security Risk Context Statement and the Managing Transport Security Risk and the Security Risk Assessment Handbook and Workbook.

Using your Handbook and Workbook for developing an SRA, and your specific Transport Security Advisory, prepare your SRA (noting that an SRA is not mandatory under the legislation, however it will assist you with articulating all aspects of risks related to your operating environment).

Step 4: Using the guidance for developing a TSP, prepare your TSP. Before submitting your TSP, attach your completed SRA (if you chose to submit one) and submit the documents by email to national.coordinator@infrastructure.gov.au

Further guidance relevant to your operation is available from your OTS regional office. OTS officers will provide a valuable perspective which will assist you to develop your TSP.

Further information, guidance materials and templates relevant to your operation are available from your OTS regional office. OTS officers will provide a valuable perspective which will assist you to develop your TSP.

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New South Wales (NSW) 02 8344 3105 +612 8344 3105
Queensland (QLD) 07 3838 9987 +617 3838 9987
Victoria and Tasmania (VIC/TAS) 03 8608 3300 +613 8608 3300
South Australia and the Northern Territory (SA/NT) 08 8110 2201 +618 8110 2201
Western Australia (WA) 08 9225 1458 +618 9225 1458