The Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (the Regulations) are made under the
Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 which establishes a number of mechanisms to safeguard against unlawful interference with aviation.
The Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Regulation 2016 came into force on 1 November 2016 and can be accessed at
The amendments to the Regulations give content to the framework established by the
Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Act 2015. The amendments to the Regulations:
- establish the Known Consignor Scheme regulatory framework
- streamline the air cargo examination and clearance provisions
- reform the regulatory arrangements for Regulated Air Cargo Agents (RACAs) and Accredited Air Cargo Agents (AACAs)
- streamline security programs and accreditation processes for RACAs and AACAs
- reform the regulatory arrangements for high risk cargo
- provide transitional arrangements.
These changes are necessary to meet incoming requirements for air cargo being transported to the United States. For more information, see US-bound air cargo security arrangements.