Visitor Induction Update as of 21st August 2017

Please note as of 21st August 2017 you will not be required to complete the online visitor induction. All visitor inductions will be carried out face to face with your Port Visitor escort.

Changes to Maritime Security Identifications Cards (MSIC) as of 1st August 2017

Please note as of 1st, August 2017 the below changes have come into place. At present our MSIC induction does not reflect these changes. We are currently in the process of reviewing the MSIC induction and applying the new changes.


Changes as of 1st August 2017

From 1 August 2017, there will be new requirements to verify your identity when applying for an ASIC or an MSIC. These include:

Face-to-face identity verification requirements

  • All ASIC and MSIC applicants must present to their issuing body (or the issuing body’s representative) in person with their original identification documents to be able to be issued with a card.Access cards can only be granted following completion of induction.
  • Issuing bodies (or their representatives) will be responsible for examining original documents for authenticity and confirming the applicant is the same individual on any photographic identification.
  • Contact your issuing body for more details on these changes

New categories of identification documents

The new categories of identification documents replace the current identification document check with a more robust, risk-based approach to identity proofing.Issuing bodies (or their representatives) will be responsible for examining original documents for authenticity and confirming the applicant is the same individual on any photographic identification.

All applicants will need to provide identification documents to meet each of the following document categories:

  • Category A – evidence of the start of the applicant’s identity in Australia (e.g. Australian Citizenship/Naturalisation Certificate, Australian Birth Certificate, Australian Visa);
  • Category B – a Government-issued document that provides photographic proof of the applicant’s identity and includes the applicant’s signature (e.g. Driver Licence, Proof of Age/Photo Card, Passport (Australian or foreign));
  • Category C – evidence of the applicant’s use of the identity while operating in their community (e.g. Medicare card, ASIC or MSIC, PAYG Summary); and
  • Category D – evidence of the applicant’s current residential address (e.g Utilities Account/Bill/Invoice, Bank Statement/Account Confirmation, Tenancy Agreement).

The applicant is only required to produce a category D document if their current residential address was not listed on any of the other documents they produced. As such, the minimum number of documents required is three, addressing all four categories e.g. Birth Certificate (Category A), Driver Licence (Categories B and D) and Medicare Card (Category C).

Please see Security/MSIC page for more detailed information and booklets regarding the identity requirements.

Please follow the link below to access the Site inductions:

>>>EPSL Online Induction System<<<