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 maritime security zone. Access to maritime security zones is managed by the Maritime Industry Participant (MIP), or facility operator.
What are maritime security zones?
Maritime security zones are areas within regulated ports, around and on board regulated Australian ships, which have additional security requirements, as defined by the Maritime Transport Security and Offshore Facilities Act 2003. The MSIC will also cover security zones on offshore oil and gas facilities.
How do I know if I will need a MSIC?
If you require unmonitored access within a maritime security zone you will require a MSIC. Please be aware that an application for a MSIC card does not provide the right of entry to any facility. If you are unsure as to whether or not you require an MSIC, please contact your employer or the facility that you will be entering. *Please note that you will not be able to apply for an MSIC card without a letter of operation need from your employer.
What is the cost of a MSIC through Resource Industry Network?
The prices charged by Resource Industry Network for MSIC Applications are as seen below:
Provisional (For people under the age of 18) - $200 inc. GST
- 2 years – $270 inc. GST
- 4 years – $480 inc. GST
- Replacement Card - $150 inc. GST
Any RIN financial member who purchases more than 40 x 4-year cards per year receives a discounted rate of $420 per card on all of the 4-year cards.
Payment by credit/debit card ONLY at the time of appointment unless otherwise arranged.
How to complete a MSIC application
Resource Industry Network is an authorised Issuing body facilitated through the Port of Brisbane. Please be aware that we only have a limited number of appointments available each week therefore we are not always able to offer an appointment at short notice.
All applicants must attend and appointment in person. Bookings are essential and can be made via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (07) 4952 4184. There can be up to a two week wait for appointments. All appointments are conducted at our office, Building 58, 153 Boundary Road Ooralea (on the CQUniversity grounds, drive way on Boundary Road).
Download the MSIC Requirements PDF here: