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Air cargo security

The Australian Government regulates the security of the Australian aviation environment through the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 to help safeguard Australia's aviation transport system from terrorism and acts of unlawful interference.

The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for developing and reviewing Australia's aviation and air cargo security policy and regulatory framework. This includes ensuring that Australia's aviation and air cargo security framework supports Australia's economic and social prosperity, is consistent with international standards and can be operationalised by industry. The Department of Home Affairs also performs compliance functions to ensure industry meets required security standards.

More information

Further information about aviation and air cargo security is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Please direct all aviation security and air cargo security enquiries to the Department of Home Affairs" Transport Security Guidance Centre: or 1300 791 581 (press 1).