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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.

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As of 1 July 2017 there will be an increase in our charges for MSIC Cards. The new charges will be:

  • $220 for 2 years; and
  • $400 for 4 years

Important Note

  • The Port of Townsville DOES NOT provide technical support for MSIC online induction
  • Applicants who are using Internet Explorer 11 or having issues with the induction please click here.
  • In order to access the MSIC Induction using Windows 10, you must use the Internet Explorer browser and not the default Windows 10 browser (Microsoft Edge) . This is due to Silverlight not being supported in the Microsoft Edge browser. You can access the Internet Explorer browser through the Start menu or by loading the Microsoft Edge browser, then clicking on the three dots in the upper right corner and selecting the “Open with Internet Explorer” menu item.

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.