Safety and security

Airport safety and security is a responsibility we all share.  The Australian government has passed the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 which provides a layered approach to the increase of security within the aviation industry.  On a local level at Moorabbin Airport we have a Safety Committee compromising of local law enforcement agencies and airport tenants plus the airport operator.

Aircraft owners
The prime responsibility for protection against an aviation security breach or risk lies with the aircraft owner. Aircraft owners have responsibility for the security of their aircraft.  When the aircraft is not in use, as an aircraft owner, you must ensure measures are taken to secure your aircraft against theft.  

These measures include fitting a wheel lock, a lockable control lock, parking in a locked hangar or securing the aircraft with a lockable device. Standard door locks are not considered adequate protection. (Act Pt4 Div 5 Sec 61 (1) (d)), please ensure your aircraft meets the latest requirements.

Moorabbin Airport Security Officers conduct random compliance checks to ensure compliance with the regulations.

Moorabbin Airport
Moorabbin Airport is a regulated airport under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004. The major responsibility of MAC is to provide effective perimeter security for the airport as a whole to act as a deterrent to unauthorised entry. An Access Control System is in operation and all aircraft owners who require access airside will be provided with a suitable access card. Details of this system are supplied separately.

Moorabbin Airport Corporation will work closely with the Office of Transport Security, airport tenants and airport users to ensure compliance with the act and other regulations.



Drug and Alcohol Management

Moorabbin Airport is required by Part 99 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 to develop and implement a Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) that covers persons who perform, or are available to perform, a Safety-Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA). The Moorabbin Airport DAMP applies to all Moorabbin Airport personnel, contractors and sub-contractors that perform or are available to perform a SSAA at Moorabbin Airport.

For further information regarding drug and alcohol management at Moorabbin Airport, please refer to the Moorabbin Airport DAMP.