Security Cards (MSIC)

Maritime Security Identification Card

 

Secure Australia’s best value for your security card

Our MSIC is simply the best value for money. The combined MSIC and terminal access card includes:

  • Access to Australia’s container terminals
  • FREE complying photo & on-the-spot ID verification at Australia Post
  • Flexible pricing options for new cards and renewals

Compare the costs

Provider Terminal Access Photo Included 2 Year and Access Card
Other Provider No No From $360 + $17 for photo
1-Stop Yes Yes $365 (plus GST)

Induction and training included

1-Stop provides both general and site specific MSIC online learning and inductions required to access maritime security zones. Container terminals covered include:

  • Patrick
  • DP World
  • AAT
  • VICT
  • Hutchison Ports Australia

Register your company today

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MSIC & Access
This gives you both MSIC and access to facilities.
2 years - $365 plus GST
4 years - $525 plus GST
Access only
Already have a MSIC but need access to facilities, then apply here.
$150 plus GST
MSIC
Just need MSIC but not access to facilities, then apply here.
2 years - $250 plus GST
4 years - $410 plus GST
 

FAQs

Your questions answered.
Access to terminals Where can I use my Access Card?

1-Stop’s Access Card and the combined MSIC & Access Card grants you swipe access to these container terminals:

  • DP World (DPW)
  • Patrick (PAT)
  • Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA)
  • Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT)

You just need to purchase our combined MSIC & Access Card or just the Access Card if you have an MSIC from elsewhere. Make sure you select the terminal you need to visit, and complete the online induction and test for that terminal.

Apply How do I register my company for Maritime Security Identification Cards (MSICs)?

It’s easy.

Just go to MSIC and go to the Company Registration section. Click on “Click here to find out more” and follow the steps.

We’ll receive your registration and will respond within 24 hours either via email with your username and password, and instructions on how to apply for MSICs for your employees. Once you have your logon info and instructions, you can then organise cards for employees.

Apply What do I need to complete my MSIC application?

You will need the following:

  • A valid email address and mobile number
  • At least 10 years of address history (current and past addresses) and the dates you lived there
  • Your identification documents
  • Details of your business or employer, including a point of contact as proof of your operational need
  • If you’re not an Australia citizen, proof of your visa or residency status via VEVO
  • PDF reader software (you can download Adobe PDF reader HERE
Aust Post integration Where can I lodge my MSIC application?

A select number of Aust Post outlets will take your photo for you for FREE.

This means a faster, easier process for you. To see which outlets are participating, go online and complete your MSIC application. When you get to the end, you’ll need to nominate a post office. Then you will see which outlets will take your photo for free.

General How much does it cost?

Please see table above for cost of MSIC, MSIC and Access or Access only

General How soon can I get my MSIC?

With all the necessary identification documents at hand, you can apply online and submit your Application form at a post office all within a day.

For a list of documents you must have, click HERE.

Once your application is received, AusCheck will conduct an extensive background check that comprises of the following:

  • a security assessment by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
  • a criminal history check by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)
  • an immigration check (if required) by the Department, to confirm the right to work in Australia
  • a document verification service (DVS) by the Department, to validate your Australian ID against the document issuing agency

This process can be lengthy and is beyond our control. To avoid, or minimise delays, we urge you to complete your application early and provide information as accurately as possible in one go.

Once your background check is validated by AusCheck, we will print your card and send it to your nearest post office within a week.

Access to terminals What do I need to do if I’ve already got an MSIC from 1-Stop and now need access to another terminal?

You just have to complete that terminal’s Induction Course.

  • Log into MSIC and then go to the Inductions page.
  • Click on ‘Add site inductions’ link.
  • Select the sites you require access to.

NOTE: If you are unable to find the site you’re looking for, it is likely that the induction course and test is not available for the site. Contact the site’s office if you’re unsure how to proceed to access that site.

Once the site has been added you can ‘Start’ the course and proceed with the test after completing the course. Only after you complete the test can you visit that terminal.

General What happens if I've cancelled my card but then realise I need it?

Once an MSIC is cancelled, that is final.

So if you now need an MSIC, you must apply for a brand new one. That is, you must start the process all over again. Go to MSIC to apply.

General What should I do if I’ve lost my MSIC?

You will need a replacement MSIC.

Follow these instructions to get a replacement card:

  • Log into MSIC
  • Click the “Replace lost, stolen or damaged card” link
  • Log in and follow the prompts

Note: Visit the Pricing page for the cost of replacing your MSIC.

General What do I do with my previous card once it expires?

When your MSIC card expires, if applicants are:

  1. Completing a renewal application: they need to hang on to their expired MSIC card, as when applicants go to collect their new MSIC card, they need to hand over the old card.
  2. Not renewing:  they need to mail their expired card back to us. The mailing address is found on the back of the card – Po Box 3201, Redfern, NSW, 2016 Australia

 

 

 

As a MSIC cardholder you are bound by the following obligations:

MSIC holders must

  • display a valid MSIC at all times whilst in a maritime security zone
  • notify their issuing body or AusCheck if they are convicted of a maritime-security related offence and sentenced to imprisonment
  • notify their issuing body within 7 days, if their MSIC is lost, stolen or destroyed
  • return their MSIC to the issuing body within 30 days after
    • it expires
    • is cancelled
    • has been damaged, altered or defaced (permanently or temporarily)
    • if the cardholder no longer has an operational need to enter a secure area at least once a year
  • notify their issuing body if any of there is a change to their personal information. See below:
    • Name – e.g. change of name due to marriage/divorce. An MSIC issued to a person who changes his or her name ceases to be valid one month after the day on which the change is made, so their MSIC will need to be replaced. See How do I replace my MSIC?
    • Employment information – e.g. the company you are working for
    • Residential / Postal address
    • Phone number(s)
    • Email address
    • Visa details – e.g. Your Visa has expired or been renewed

Most of the above information can be updated by logging into your online profile here: https://msic.1-stop.biz/1stopportal/.

If you cannot update your information online, you can contact the 1-Stop Helpdesk for assistance.

 

Related article: What are the penalties involved with misuse of an MSIC?