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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.  They must also abide by the Conditions of Entry to Fremantle Ports.


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.

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