Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC)

Transition to Sole Issuing Body (IB) – MSIC

On 25 January 2022, the Government announced that the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) would become the sole issuing body (IB) for MSIC’s. This single, government issuing body model (under AusCheck) will replace the current model where the ASIC and MSIC schemes are administered by a range of businesses and industry stakeholders, including GPC.

We wish to advise that we have now ceased taking MSIC appointments in preparation for this transition and we are unable to process any new or replacement applications.

At this time, AusCheck (Department of Home Affairs) have advised that their systems have not been finalised and they are not yet able to accept applications within the new Single Issuing Body (SIB) model. In the interim, to lodge an application please locate another MSIC Issuing Body or refer back to the Department of Home Affairs website.

As part of our transition process, we continue to work with existing cardholders to ensure they comply with their legislative obligations around maintaining their operational need and current details, as well as reporting lost, stolen or damaged cards. Any MSIC’s expired or no longer required should continue to be returned to our office until advised otherwise.

For further information, please contact:
P: 07 4976 1270