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.

If you are not located in Brisbane please contact your local issuing body agent in Townsville, Mackay, Cairns, Weipa or Gove for your appointment.

Some facilities offer access cards or dual application of their MSICs. We recommend that you access the Aviation and Maritime Security, Department of Home Affairs 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 $225

  • 4 years new of renewal application (with additional background check after 2 years from approval date) $450 

  • Provisional or ASIC base $160 

  • ​Replacement $115

  • 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

  • Print your certificate of completion and the application form provided at the end of the MSIC Awareness Training

  • Bring your approved identification documentation to your appointment – please note without the correct documentation your application can not be processed

The MSIC Centre is located at:
Brisbane Multimodal Terminal
52 Port Drive
Port of Brisbane QLD 4178

Tel: 07 3258 4823
The Centre is open 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday and all applications are by appointment.