Friday, November 11th, 2022: Further notice on changes to MSIC schemes
Further to our previous announcement published on 16 February 2022, which can be viewed here.
The Australian Federal Government has decided to implement a single issuing authority for the Maritime Security Card (MSIC) scheme (ref. https://www.cisc.gov.au/legislative-information-and-reforms/aviation-and-maritime-transport-security/changes-to-the-asic-and-msic-schemes).
This means that OneStop will transition its current MSIC activities to the new issuing body over a period of time that is still being discussed with the Department of Home Affairs but this will not occur prior to the end of 2023.
In the meantime, OneStop will continue to operate its MSIC activities (new cards, card renewals, card replacements and support) as usual, following standard processes detailed on the OneStop MSIC portal.
What does this mean for you as an MSIC cardholder:
■ OneStop MSIC cards and their access component will be valid up until their expiry date, even if the expiry date falls after the transition period.
■ Future MSIC cards issued by the government body will not include the current access component offered by OneStop.
■ Access cards and site inductions will continue to be available from OneStop during and after the transition period, enabling access cardholders to continue to access currently covered facilities.
■ In the future, both OneStop access cards and government-issued MSIC cards will be required to access terminals within maritime security zones.
OneStop is constantly engaging with the Department of Home Affairs and will continue to provide updates via our website when further details become available.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (1300 881 055).