Aviation security

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    Security screening at airports

    Screening of passengers and baggage at Australian airports is the responsibility of individual airports, airlines and their contractors.

    You can provide feedback or make a complaint to the on-duty screening supervisor at the time of screening. If you are unhappy with how the supervisor handles your complaint, contact the relevant airport or airline.

    Helpful tips and information on passenger security screening is on the Department of Home Affair's TravelSECURE website.

    Threat to airports, aircraft or aviation operations

    If you are experiencing or witnessing a security incident you should:

    • immediately phone 000 if it is an emergency
    • phone 131 237 for the Australian Federal Police.

    Report potential threats or acts of unlawful interference against an aircraft or airport by:

    You should tell the Department of Home Affairs about a threat or incident as soon as possible.