ID & Access Office 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The ID & Access Office is no longer accepting cash. Payments or refunds will be made by card only. Appointments are required for the following services and can be made online (see information below):

  • Access Card Collection
  • Access Card Application
  • ADA Application
  • ASIC Collection
  • ASIC Application

How do I book an online appointment?

You can make an online appointment with the ID & Access Office via our online booking portal here. Bookings are essential and walk-ins will not be accepted for the above services.

I need to arrange a Visitor Pass, how do I do this?

If you're seeking a Visitor Pass, please visit Vehicle Access Gate V23, located outside on the eastern end of the T1 International Terminal (click here). Access requests for existing card holders can be made by emailing:

Please complete the ASIC Application Form electronically and bring a printed copy of the form to your appointment. ASIC Application and Renewal Forms can be found below.

The ID & Access Office is responsible for the issue of Aviation Security Identification Card (ASICs), access control cards and privileges, Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) applications and Visitor Identification Cards.

All persons at the airport requiring unescorted access to security sensitive areas are required, under government regulations to have a valid ASIC as well as an operational need. Persons requiring an ASIC and lawful access should complete appropriate application forms and submit the forms to Cairns Airport ID & Access Office. Applicants must undertake and pass Security Awareness Training prior to receiving their ASIC.

All identification cards and access control permissions are subject to the terms and conditions of issue by Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 and the Issuing Body. Afternoon appointments can be made in extenuating circumstances for ASIC / ADA and Access applicants. Appointments must be made by the approved authorised signatory.

Click here for more information about obtaining an Authority to Drive Airside and/or Authority to Use Airside.   


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Level 2 – opposite Terminal 1.  This office can only be accessed via the lift from the ground level.
 Passenger Statistics Image2 3-5 minutes to T2 (Domestic Terminal) | 1-2 minutes to T1 (International Terminal)
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 icon info Monday - Friday: 08:30 – 13:00. 
Afternoon appointments available upon request.

Tel: (07) 4080 6731 or (07) 4080 6742


Fees & Charges

New ASIC $240 + $50 refundable security deposit
ASIC Renewals $240
ASIC Transfers $75
Reprints $75
ADA Cat 1 A/B/C $50
ADA Cat 2 $60
ADA Cat 3 A/B $70
ADA Cat 4 $70
Reprint ADA $30
ADA Change $30
AUA Sticker $30
CAPL Issued ASIC Access Card $25
3rd Party Issued ASIC Access Card $45


New identity verification requirements for ASIC applicants

From 01 August 2017:

  • You must present to your issuing body in-person with ORIGINAL identity documents
  • You must meet new types of identity document requirements
  • Your non-English identity documents must be professionally translated

For further information click here. 


Training Requirements for ASIC Applicants:

Security Awareness Training (SAT) and Airport Customer Experience (ACE) courses must be completed prior to the collection of your ASIC. Please email and request your unique link to the training platform.


Please complete the ASIC Application form electronically and bring a printed version of the completed form to your appointment.