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