Apply for an MSIC

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. An MSIC is not an access control card, and possession of an 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.

PBPL is an approved issuing body and you can apply for an MSIC card at Port of Brisbane’s MSIC Centre.
Some facilities offer access cards or dual application of their MSICs. We recommend that you access the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government  website to view a list of all approved issuing bodies and select the one that best suits your requirements.

Port of Brisbane MSIC card pricing options

  • 2 years new or renewal application $190.00

  • 4 years new of renewal application (with additional background check after 2 years from approval date) $380.00 

  • Provisional or ASIC base $140.00 

  • Replacement $100.00

Note: the MSIC Centre accepts EFT, VISA and MASTERCARD 

To apply for an MSIC 

•    Click here to complete the MSIC Awareness Training (compulsory)
•    Make an appointment at the MSIC Centre  

The MSIC Centre is located at:

Brisbane Multimodal Terminal
52 Port Drive
Port of Brisbane QLD 4178
Tel: 07 3258 4823
E-mail: [email protected]

The Centre is open 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday.

  • You will need to bring your certificate of completion (MSIC Awareness Training) and the application form provided at the end of the program to your MSIC appointment.

  • Bring the approved identification documentation to the appointment


  • 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).  (Silverlight is not 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.