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This instrument specifies the form and content of incident reports.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Made 26 Mar 2015
Registered 30 Mar 2015
Tabled HR 12 May 2015
Tabled Senate 11 May 2015

Aviation Transport Security (Incident Reporting) Instrument 2015

An instrument made under subsection 107(1) of the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 specifying the form and content of incident reports

 

I, Sachi WIMMER, Delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, make the following instrument.

Dated 26 March 2015

 

 

 

Sachi Wimmer
Executive Director

Office of Transport Security

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development


1             Name of this instrument

       This instrument is the Aviation Transport Security (Incident Reporting) Instrument 2015.

2             Commencement, revocation and authority

(1)   This instrument commences on 1 April 2015.

(2)   The Notice About How Incident Reports are to be Made, made on         2 March 2005, is revoked.

(3)   This instrument is made under subsection 107(1) of the Act.

3             Definition

Note:       A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)            aircraft;

(b)            aviation industry participant;

(c)            aviation security incident;

(d)           in flight; and

(e)            unlawful interference with aviation.

       In this instrument:

       Act means the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004.

       Department means the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

       Report means a report required to be made to the Secretary under              Part 6 of the Act.

4             Information that must be included in a Report

       A Report must include the following information:

(a)      the name and telephone number of the person making the Report;

(b)      the title or position of the person making the Report;

(c)      the name of the employer of the person making the Report, where applicable;

(d)      the date of the Report;

(e)      the date and time of the aviation security incident;

(f)      the location of the aviation security incident;

(g)      the aviation industry participant or participants to whom the aviation security incident relates;

(h)      if the aviation security incident affected any other aviation industry participants, the other aviation industry participant or participants who were affected;

(i)       a description of the aviation security incident, including an indication as to whether the incident was:

(i)       a threat of unlawful interference with aviation; or

(ii)      an unlawful interference with aviation;

(j)       if the aviation security incident was a threat of unlawful interference with aviation:

(i)       the name and contact details (if any) of the person who received the threat;

(ii)      the nature of the threatened unlawful interference with aviation;

(iii)     whether the person making the Report assessed the threat as genuine or as a hoax; and

(iv)     whether, at the time of reporting, tracing of the threat was successful, unsuccessful or not attempted;

(k)      if the aviation security incident involved an aircraft:

(i)       the aircraft type;

(ii)      the flight number; and

(iii)     whether or not the aircraft was in flight at the time of the aviation security incident;

(l)       if the aviation security incident involved a building, information sufficient to identify the building, such as the building number or other identifier;

(m)     if the person making the Report is aware that the aviation security incident has previously been reported to the Department:

(i)       the approximate time and date at which the aviation security incident was reported; and

(ii)      the name or position of the person, or the name of the area in the Department, to whom the incident was reported;

(n)      whether or not the Report is a result of a routine security inspection of the airport;

(o)      if the Report is a result of an aviation security incident being brought to the attention of the person making the Report by a third party:

(i)       that the Report is a result of notification from a third party; and

(ii)      the name, and where applicable, name of employer, of the third party.

5             How a Report must be made

A Report must be made either:

(a)      in writing; or

(b)      orally and followed up in writing within 24 hours;

to the Transport Security Coordination Centre, using one of the following addresses or numbers:

Transport Security Coordination Centre
GPO Box 594
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Telephone number: 1300 307 288

Telephone number from outside Australia: +61 2 6274 8187
Facsimile: 02 6274 6089
Email: Transport.Security@infrastructure.gov.au