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MSIC / Port Access

The Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) is a maritime identification card issued to identify a person who has been the subject of a background check to ensure port security is consistent Australia-wide. It shows that the holder has met minimum security requirements to work unescorted or unmonitored in a maritime security zone. 

Any person who requires unescorted entry to a maritime restricted zone must hold a valid MSIC. Any person who requires unescorted entry to a Fremantle Ports restricted zone must hold a valid MSIC and Fremantle Ports Access Card.


Please note:

1. The MSIC background check eligibility criteria has changed. Review the new criteria and your self-reporting requirements here: Department of Home Affairs Letter to Cardholders - New Tiered and Harmonised Eligibility Criteria. See the FAQs and Flowchart.

2. You may experience delays with your police check. Find out more here: NPCS Processing Delays - Notification to applicants and employers.

3. You must book an appointment to attend the MSIC Service Centre or you will not be seen. Please click here to make a booking.


Kwinana Bulk Terminal access

For access to Kwinana Bulk Terminal, you may need to apply for a Kwinana Bulk Terminal operational induction card. Call 9410 8384 for information.

Escort Application

Please contact Port Access if you have not received a response within 12 hours.

Ph: 9430 3550 | E: [email protected]

An online Escort Application Form must be completed, submitted and approved before the escorting takes place.


There are three types of cards Fremantle Ports can issue. Click on the link below to learn more:

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