Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) Scheme
The Australian Government requires that air cargo be security cleared before it can be loaded on an aircraft. These security measures place specific requirements on businesses that handle or make arrangements for the transport of air cargo. Under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and regulations, businesses that security clear, handle or make arrangements for the transport of air cargo must be Regulated Air Cargo Agents (RACAs). The Department of Infrastructure and Transport administers the RACA scheme.
Regulated Air Cargo Agents are responsible for:
- developing and implementing a Transport Security Program based on a thorough security risk assessment of their operations;
- providing a statement of undertaking giving effect to specific obligations imposed under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004;
- security checking, and protecting the security of all cargo from receipt until it leaves their possession; and
- providing their employees with security training (for more information please visit the RACA training website).