Located 1,360 kilometres north of Brisbane, The Port of Townsville is a world-class gateway for trade and investment.
Anyone working within a maritime security zone is required to have and display a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC). If you need to enter a maritime security zone even once a year, you will need an MSIC.
The MSIC is a nationally consistent identification card which confirms that the holder has met the minimum background checking requirements to work in a maritime and/or offshore security zone.
A MSIC is not an access control card, and possession of a MSIC does not provide the right of entry to any facility within a maritime security zone. Access to maritime security zones is managed by the Maritime Industry Participant (MIP), or facility operator.
Only authorised bodies may issue a MSIC. The Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) is one such approved issuing body and Port of Townsville Limited is an authorised agent under PBPL's MSIC plan.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for MSIC applications to be processed.
As of 1 July 2017 there will be an increase in our charges for MSIC Cards. The new charges will be:
From 1 August 2017, there will be new requirements to verify your identity when applying for an MSIC. These include:
For information regarding MSIC please contact (07) 4781 1639 (9:00am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri).
Further information on the MSIC scheme is available at the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.