Port Access Update

With the pending change to the TasPorts port ID from Port Identification & Proximity card (PIP) to Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) transition commencing 1 July please read below information. This is relevant to:

  • existing PIP holders renewing their PIPs
  • those with inductions expiring
  • new PIP applicants.

The below is effective as at 2 June 2017.

PIP Application and Extension processes for existing PIP holders

  • TasPorts has decided to waive the requirement to undertake the current induction from 1 June to 30 June for port users who receive an induction renewal notification between now and 30 June.  This is due to the need for those users to undertake the new induction as of 1 July 2017.
  • As most induction renewals align with PIP expiry dates, we will also extend your current PIP without application until the end of August 2017. This will allow time for you to apply for the MSIC integrated access card (or access card should you already have an MSIC) and complete the new induction.
  • There may be some variations to the above, and we will treat those on a case by case basis.
  • Should you fit into one of the above categories, please email pipcards@tasports.com.au with your name, date of birth, PIP number and company name and we will apply an extension to your PIP until end August 2017.

New PIP Application and Inductions for persons that currently do not have an existing PIP

  • PIP application process will be ceasing as of 1 July 2017 and transitioning to an MSIC access card application process.
  • Any new starters will be required to apply for a MSIC from 1 July 2017 through the new system.
  • If you are commencing between now and 1 July, and require access to the port area, where possible we recommend you enter the port as an escorted visitor until such time as you transition to MSIC. This will prevent you from undertaking the current induction and applying for a new PIP now, only to have to undertake a new induction and an MSIC application in July.
  • If you are unsure if this applies to your circumstances, please check with your company before proceeding to the Induction / PIP application process.
  • If you cannot be escorted due to working solo, then you will be required to undertake the current induction and PIP application. TasPorts will accept PIP applications up until 30 June, and will issue your PIP for free of charge, with an expiry date of 30 August 2017. You can access the Online Induction here. Please note that you will be required to undertake the new port ID application process including the new induction as of 1 July.

Should your circumstances be different from either of these options, please contact pipcards@tasports.com.au to seek clarity.

The instructions for the new process will be posted on this website on 30 June 2017, with the new system going live on 1 July 2017